Helping out single parents who are going to college

(Credit: Adam Aginsky)
Here’s an email I received: The Merry Widow Society of California passed an important milestone this year.

As of this 20th anniversary of the Nevada City Mardi Gras, the MWS have raised $52,000 in scholarship money to assist single parents who are going to college full-time.

The Merry Widows may seem all frivolous fun to the casual observer.

They carefully cultivate a madcap, fun-loving, slightly naughty image for the public’s entertainment.

Behind the scenes these ladies take on the very serious and hard work of helping single parents achieve their college educations.

The MWS recognizes the immense potential in this marginalized segment of society.

These good ladies understand the positive effects of the educational example these parents are modeling for their children.

Author: jeffpelline

Jeff Pelline is a veteran editor and award-winning journalist - in print and online. He is publisher of Sierra FoodWineArt magazine and its website SierraCulture.com. Jeff covered business and technology for The San Francisco Chronicle for years, was a founding editor and Editor of CNET News, and was Editor of The Union, a 145-year-old newspaper in Grass Valley. Jeff has a bachelor's degree from UC Berkeley and a master's from Northwestern University. His hobbies include sailing and trout fishing.

One thought on “Helping out single parents who are going to college”

  1. See? Sometimes naughty is a little nice;)…sometimes served up with a little green is a lil nicer. Congrats single moms and Merry Widow Women!
    Kate

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