Supporters of Tacoma’s Lincoln High School are working to raise $100,000 in scholarship money to celebrate the school’s upcoming centennial.
The cornerstone for the school was laid in 1913, and the school opened for scholarly business in 1914.
Supporters hope to celebrate the school’s 100 years with $100,000 in scholarship funds. A similar effort raised $75,000 when Lincoln marked its 75th anniversary, and that fund awarded 12 scholarships to Lincoln grads this year.
The organizing committee is hosting fundraising events throughout the coming year.
The first is scheduled for this Sunday, Aug. 19. It’s a “takeover” of Joeseppi’s Restaurant, 2207 N. Pearl St. that runs from 4-8 p.m. The event also includes a silent and live auction. For more information, contact Debbie Wolff-Phillips at 253-756-6528 or Tami Scheidt at 253-905-8017.
Next up is a poker run open to all street-legal vehicles. It’s set for Sept. 8. The run will start at Lincoln, 701 S. 37th St., and end at Rock the Dock, 535 Dock St.
Registration for the event is $15 and runs from 9-11 a.m. The course is expected to close at 3 p.m.
For more information on this event, contact Lee Boni at 253-226-7952 or Tami Scheidt at 253-905-8017.
To learn more about what’s in store, e-mail Lincoln100birthday@hotmail.com.