MARIANNA— The Florida Lottery Bright Futures program recently sponsored the Chipola College Fall Festival.
For the fifth straight year, Lottery officials visited Chipola to meet Bright Futures scholarship recipients and to celebrate the Lottery’s 28-year history of supporting education in Florida.
Chipola students were excused from classes during the annual event put on by the college’s Student Government Association.
In addition to Outrageous Relay Races, students enjoyed music and free food. Several university recruiters were on hand to meet with potential students. The Lottery also provided free t-shirts and a drawing for premium door prizes.
Since Bright Futures was established in 1997, the Lottery has contributed more than $3.9 billion to send more than 600,000 students to college. To date, more than 5,000 Bright Futures scholarships have been awarded to Chipola students, totaling $9.5 million.