The Wilkes Community College Foundation’s first MerleFest Mega Raffle in support of scholarships at WCC will be held virtually from 7-8 p.m. May 11 at

The raffle includes over $127,000 in cash and prizes with drawings every two minutes. Tickets are $100 each and will go on sale on the website at 12:01 a.m. March 1, with 2,500 tickets sold. Each ticket entitles the ticketholder to two entries in the drawings. For official contest rules, prize list, or to purchase tickets, go

Net proceeds from the raffle will support the Presidential Scholarship and the WCC SAGE Fellows program. The Presidential Scholarship supports high-achieving students who demonstrate financial need and are committed to earning a WCC degree. SAGE Fellows program was established to remove barriers and guide students on a successful path toward graduation and career opportunities.

These scholarships were created in support of a college-wide strategic plan that includes scholarships, completion and equity as part of the Keys to Success Campaign.

Sponsors include Yadkin Valley Motor Co. of North Wilkesboro, McNeill Nissan of Wilkesboro, Mountain View TV Center of West Jefferson, GameStop of Wilkesboro, Carolina West Wireless of Wilkesboro, Cook’s Sporting Goods of North Wilkesboro, Michael’s Jewelry of North Wilkesboro, Santa Cruz Guitar Co. of Santa Cruz, Calif. and MerleFest.

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