Grays Harbor College Foundation to host 6th annual Mystery Getaway fundraiser

The Grays Harbor College Foundation hosts its sixth annual Mystery Getaway fundraising event at the Hillier Union Building at Grays Harbor College on Thursday, Feb. 20, at 6 p.m.

The annual event raises money for the Foundation’s World Class Scholars program, which rewards Twin Harbor high school students with medals and scholarships for success in school and the community.

At the end of the evening, a person will be selected to go on a deluxe three-day vacation for two to a destination that will be announced that evening. Previous winners have gone to Seattle, San Francisco, Las Vegas, San Diego and Palm Springs. The winners will receive round-trip airfare for two, hotel accommodations for three nights and $500 spending money.

“This year’s trip is even more exciting” said GHC Foundation Executive Director Jan Jorgenson, who said each year winners have traveled father from the Harbor on the trip. “We know the 2014 winner will be very surprised.”

The foundation partners with Jenee Bearden of Journey Travel to aid in travel arrangements.

Tickets for the Mystery Getaway are $50 a person, including gourmet hors d’oeuvres, beverages and an opportunity to win the trip. The Foundation aims to complete a $1-million endowment for the scholars program, benefiting high school students who receive their high school diplomas with a 3.0 grade point average or better, maintain a portfolio of activities and post volunteer hours in the community.

Those who qualify receive a World Class Scholars medallion at their high school graduation, and those who enroll at GHC will also receive a partial tuition scholarship for their first year from the foundation. The first class of World Class Scholars graduated from high school in 1999.

To attend the Mystery Getaway, contact Jorgenson at the GHC Foundation office, at 360-538-4243, or


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