NGTC releases details for 16th Annual Bridge Party

The North Georgia Technical College Foundation Board of Trustees will host their 16th Annual Bridge Party on Tuesday, Oct. 9 at the Currahee Campus of North Georgia Technical College.

Those wishing to participate may register for either sanctioned duplicate bridge or for social bridge by table, group or individual.

The luncheon, prepared by students in the Culinary Arts Program at NGTC, begins at 11:30 a.m. with bridge getting underway at 12:30 p.m.

The cost is $30 per person and all proceeds will go to the Marvin Scobee Memorial Scholarship Fund for GED students.

The annual bridge party is held in memory of former Trustee Marvin Scobee.

Scobee came to the college in 1999 as an adult education instructor and became a friend of all who knew him.

After funding was cut for the program, he continued to volunteer his time in jails throughout the service area.

By the time he was no longer physically able to continue his work, he had taught, tested and encouraged over 500 students to receive their GED.

His passion for changing lives led him to utilize his favorite hobby, bridge, to benefit students who could not afford to pay for the GED exam.

Scobee and his wife, Jo, spearheaded bridge parties for years and raised thousands of dollars so that students could receive their GED and go to work or continue their education.

To date, the Foundation has provided over 800 students with scholarships to pay for GED testing at a cost of $73,487.

For ticket information, call the Foundation Office at 706-754-7714 or the Currahee Campus at 706-779-8100.

You may also email the Foundation at cbrown@northgatech.edu.