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Community Impact: Honoring James Lee Hutchinson with Rotary Scholarship Toast

Celebrate local hero, James Lee Hutchinson!!

James Lee Hutchinson
James Lee Hutchinson

James Lee Hutchinson is an amazing 98-year old World War 2 veteran who has had such an impact in Lawrence County. The role he played as an educational leader, the numerous novels he has written, and the dangerous missions he survived, make him a natural choice for this year’s John William’s Rotary Scholarship Toast.

The Toast will occur at First Baptist Church at 1515 20th Street in Bedford. The doors to the event open at 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 24, and hors d'oeuvres will be served until the meal begins at 5:00 p.m. The entertainment starts at 6:00 when it's time to toast James Lee Hutchinson, and the Rotary Club promises to deliver an evening of fellowship and fun.

The John Williams Memorial Scholarship is worth $1,000 and is awarded to one outstanding student yearly. In addition, speech and essay contests each award two $500 scholarships to the chosen winners.

Tickets for the event are $20 each, and all proceeds will fund the scholarships the Rotary Club will award this year. You can purchase tickets from the Bedford Chamber of Commerce, Copy Trolley, or a Rotary Club Member.

Learn more about James Lee Hutchinson at: & at this toast on Saturday, February 24, at 5 pm EST

James Lee Hutchison also has a dedicated page on Bedford Online. You can visit the page to read some of his short stories or find more information about his biography by clicking here.

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