Thank you Georgia Music Foundation for your generous $1,000 donation to the Prater Music Fest.
The money will be used to encourage the next generation of musicians pursue their dream of careers in music. Named after Ocilla native Dave Prater of the 1960's R&B singing duo Sam and Dave, the Dave Prater Music scholarship is for graduating seniors of Irwin County High School.
The first of the scholarship money will be awarded during a Dave Prater tribute dinner at 6 p.m. May 11 at Irwin County High School, 149 Chieftain Cir., Ocilla. Tickets are $15 if purchased before May 5 and $25 at the door.
For more information, call City Hall at 229-468-5141 or the Ocilla-Irwin Chamber of Commerce at 229-468-9114.
If you would like to contribute to the scholarship fund, see information about how to become a Prater Music Fest sponsor.
Checks should be made payable to “Prater Music Fest” and can be dropped off at Ocilla City Hall or mailed to: City of Ocilla, P.O. Box 626, Ocilla, Ga. 31774.
Foundation Director Lisa Love said: "We are happy to support a program that will provide opportunities for a student studying music and perpetuate the legacies created by Georgians like Dave Prater."
See her complete letter here: