Last June, the Merced Sun-Star publshed a Monday Merced Matters story about Alexis Hill, an enterprising Merced student keen on attending the inauguration ceremonies in 33 days.
The article highlighted Hill's love for learning and her desire to attend the inaugural festivities as part of a youth leadership conference.
This week, the Sun-Star received a message about Hill's continuing efforts to raise money for the trip. If you are interested in donating, here is the information:
The Senior Citizen's of the Perry Yokley Family Development Center would like help in raising money for Alexis Hill, a Merced High School freshman who has been invited to meet President-elect Barack Obama in Washington during his inauguration on January 20, 2008.
This coming Saturday, December 20, from 10:00 am t0 4:00 pm, at the Perry Yokley Center on the corner of Canal and 8th street, the group will hold a White Elephant Sale to raise money. Donated items can be dropped off after 12 p.m. on Friday and anytime on Saturday. They are accepting gently used and very loved items Mercedians no longer need or want.
Finanacial donations can be made directly to Alexis Hill at Washington Mutual account # 493-604708-7.
It is the goal of the senior citizents of the Perry Yokley Center to raise $2,000.00 by January 11, 2009.