DANVILLE – Continuing the legacy of his mother through a scholarship fund is important to Danville Alderman Lloyd Randle.
The Loretta G. Randle Scholarship Fund was established 12 years ago and has 21 years of scholarship funds in the bank.
“My goal is to fund the scholarship to about 50 years,” Lloyd said.
Another fundraiser is coming up this weekend. The 4th Annual Corvettes for Education and Classic Car Show will be in downtown Danville, at Vermilion and North streets, from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. Registration begins at 10 a.m. that day at the former Bratland’s Prescription Shop. Those wanting to participate are asked to enter the area from Hazel and North streets.
The fee is $ 10 for all cars and motorcycles. There will be dash plaques for the vehicles.
“We’re encouraging all car enthusiasts to come out and support this event,” Randle said.
He said the community has responded greatly over the years.
here will be food vendors, live entertainment and a 50/50 drawing with items donated by local businesses.
When his mother passed away in 2004, Randle said he wanted to do something to continue her legacy. That’s when the scholarship fund was formed to honor her life.
Randle said his mom was an amazing woman and a “huge Danville Area Community College fan.” She felt young people were missing an opportunity to get a good education at an affordable price if they didn’t attend DACC.
“That’s how it all began,” he said.
They had an initial banquet, they started asking family members for donations to the scholarship fund and it continued to grow, Lloyd said.
Then as a result of Randle purchasing a corvette and seeing the enthusiasm around car shows, he thought they should have a car show fundraiser.
The Loretta G. Randle Scholarship Fund was established in 2005 and offers $ 500 scholarships to graduating Danville High School seniors who plan to attend Danville Area Community College. To date, $ 5,000 has been awarded.
Randle thanks the community for the support.