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Panhandle Job Fair Foundation Supports Take Stock in Children

The Panhandle Job Fair Foundation recently extended its long-standing support of the Take Stock in Children Scholarship Program of Okaloosa Public Schools Foundation by presenting a check in the amount of $8,500.  to fund a Take Stock in Children Scholarship through the Okaloosa Public Schools Foundation.  The contribution will fund a Take Stock in Children Scholarship for an Okaloosa County School District student and will be matched, dollar-for-dollar, by the Florida Prepaid College Foundation to fund a four-year college scholarship.  The presentation was made on behalf of the employers who participate in the Panhandle Job Fair and is the eleventh scholarship funded by the Panhandle Job Fair since 2003.

The Panhandle Job Fair began in the Spring of 1993 primarily to assist military service members seeking employment opportunities after completing their military careers.  It was later expanded to include military spouses and the general public.  The Panhandle Job Fair attracts companies nationwide who are seeking well-qualified, educated and experienced individuals for employment opportunities worldwide.  The Job Fair attracts employers and job seekers from throughout the region.

Pictured above from left to right:  Dort Baltes, Special Projects Coordinator, Take Stock in Children; Panhandle Job Fair Foundation Member Michele Burns, Executive Director of Workforce Development Board of Okaloosa and Walton Counties and Okaloosa Public Schools Foundation Board Member; Henry Kelley, Executive Director, Okaloosa Public Schools Foundation; Panhandle Job Fair Foundation Member Michelle Crocker, HR Manager, Micro Systems; and Cindy Frazier, Program Coordinator, Take Stock in Children.