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Fundraiser Event Raises Funds for Forrest History Scholarship at McNeese

A fundraiser for the Dr. Robert Forrest History Scholarship at McNeese State University recently raised over $12,000 for the endowed scholarship. The event – hosted by Lake Charles Mayor Nic Hunter at the Harlequin Restaurant – included a silent auction, brunch and a historical trivia competition. To date over $86,000 has been given to the scholarship, which is designated for history and liberal arts majors.

Nathaniel "Nate" Willett, a Vinton history major and current recipient of the Dr. Robert Forrest History Scholarship, David Stine, McNeese Foundation Board of Directors member, and Mayor Nic Hunter.

On hand for the presentation are, from left, Nathaniel “Nate” Willett, a Vinton history major and current recipient of the Dr. Robert Forrest History Scholarship, David Stine, McNeese Foundation Board of Directors member, and Mayor Nic Hunter.