HCC sociology class held fundraiser

Professor Madron and his students present Holly Place with donation check

(April 17, 2019)— Students in Professor Daniel Madron’s civic engagement class at Hagerstown Community College recently held a fundraising event to benefit Holly Place, as part of a class project.

“Each student was asked to identify a non-profit agency that they feel provides a vital service to Washington County, and give a presentation about that agency to the class,” said Madron. “After all the presentations, the class members took a vote and Holly Place was selected.”

Class members organized a fundraiser through purchases at Washington Chicken in Hagerstown and a bowling tournament at Seven Ten to benefit Holly Place, which provides senior living alternatives in Washington County. A total of $5,095 was raised from sponsorships, registration fees, and personal donations.

Photo caption, from left: HCC students Jaedyn Ballengee, Olivia Porter, and Elsie Minton; Melanie Davis, executive director of Holly Place; HCC Professor Daniel Madron; and HCC students Mike Myers, Ellie Scrivener, Josh Whipp, Alexa Thomas, Cali Randell, and Kiersten Pollard.