The Scholarship Committee of Women's Welcome Club of Hot Springs recently hosted an appreciation party for members who are providing baskets for the annual basket raffle at their December meeting.
Proceeds from the raffle go into the scholarship fund for nursing students at National Park College.
This year, the club awarded $10,000 in scholarships to 10 nursing students and members "are working hard to match, if not increase, that amount in 2023."
The Women's Welcome Club consists of women who originally had lived in Hot Springs for fewer than two years. It has been in existence for over 60 years and in addition to the scholarship awards, members are involved in many other community-minded endeavors, the release said.
Call Sharon Turrentine, president, at 318-348-2662 for membership information.