Nancy Stacey Scholarship Program Friday

A program this weekend at Stephens County High School will benefit a local scholarship program.

The Nancy Stacey Memorial Scholarship Program will take place Friday at 7 p.m. at the Tugaloo Center for the Performing Arts.

Nancy Stacey taught in the Stephens County School System for 30 years, but passed away last year.

Her husband, the Rev. Bill Stacey, said the family decided to start the scholarship program as a way to give back to the community.

“When Nancy passed away, the community was so kind to us,” said the Rev. Stacey. “Our family wanted to give back to the family in some tangible way. So, we decided to start the Nancy Stacey Memorial Scholarship for the ‘Top Five’ students.”

The first Nancy Stacey Memorial Scholarship was awarded last year in the amount of $1,000.

The Rev. Stacey said the hope is to raise more money through this event to work towards awarding more than one scholarship per year.

As for this Friday’s event, he said it will be a fun night.

“Even though it is a Memorial Scholarship, get ready to have a great time,” said the Rev. Stacey. “We are promoting it as a family night. We have people (coming) that are top notch in their field of singing and ministry.”

Featured artists include Aaron Wilburn, the Diplomats, and the Matt Farrow family.

Tickets are $10 and will be available at the door.

For more information, call 706-491-3458.