The Student Advisory Board of the Fayetteville-Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce & Tourism Bureau will be placing jars at the registers of some of our area businesses to collect donations from now until Feb. 15.

The money collected will be donated      to Junior’s House Child Advocacy Center.

The student board is made up of juniors and seniors from Lincoln County High School, Fayetteville City, Homeschool and Riverside Christian Academy and are selected through an application process at the end of the school year.

SAB was formed in 1996 to introduce students to various aspects of our community through business leader panel discussion, nonprofit organization panel discussion, mock interviews, and business/industry tours. Another important component is to help develop leadership skills and giving back through involvement in the community.

To encourage community involvement, points are awarded for hours of service. At the end of the school year, the student with the most points receives a $500 Chamber of Commerce & Tourism Scholarship.

During the year, students learn the importance of the services our local nonprofit organizations provide and want to help by holding a Penny Drive. The 2020 drive will benefit the annual Junior’s House Blue Ribbon Walk.

“This year’s Penny Drive goes through Feb. 15 so if you see a jar in a local business, please donate to this worthy cause,” said Carolyn Denton, executive director. “We would also like to thank our participating businesses.”

Leaders this year are Laura Mayer, Jim Neale, Cindy Jackson and Denton.

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