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Community support made event a success

On Friday, April 26, Young Harris College hosted The Big Dance to raise scholarship funds for more than 200 students from eight surrounding counties: Fannin, Gilmer, Pickens, Rabun, Towns and Union counties in Georgia and Cherokee and Clay counties in North Carolina. Approximately 240 community members attended the event which raised more than $10,000 for the Local Scholarship Campaign. 

“We know the impact that scholarship dollars have on our local students,” said David and Sherry Bubeck of Blairsville, Ga., who helped sponsor and plan The Big Dance. “Community participation gives a strong signal that our counties support local students and value their education at YHC. Plus, participants had the opportunity to mix and mingle with friends, listen and dance to a phenomenal band, and enjoy a fun, rewarding and memorable evening.” 

In addition to the live band, participants enjoyed a table-decorating contest. 

Employees from The Hair Company & Salon of Hiawassee, Georgia won the contest with their 80s-themed décor. The group will receive a free table at the next Big Dance. 

“We were thrilled to bring back The Big Dance and greatly appreciate all the community members who got behind this event,” said YHC’s director of Annual Giving Mackenzie Harkins. “A special thank you goes out to our sponsors, including the Bubecks, Mountainside Parcel and Post, Anderson Financial Services, and Impact Wealth Builder. We couldn’t have done this event without them.” 

Clay County Progress

Mailing Address: PO Box 483, Hayesville, NC 28904
Physical Address: 43 Main Street, Hayesville, NC 28904
Phone: 828-389-8431
Fax: 828-389-9997