Knights of Columbus Fish Fry to Benefit The Carolyn Ann Weiner Scholarship
Posted by MCCF on 03/11/2016
The Carolyn Ann Weiner Scholarship Fund was established at the Muskingum County Community Foundation to honor Carolyn (Carrie) Weiner's dedication to the pursuit of higher education and her commitment to achieving her dream of becoming an elementary teacher.
Carrie Weiner died September 26, 1998 from an inoperable brain tumor. She was a sophomore at Ohio Domican College majoring in elementary education at the time of her death.
Carrie battled back from the original tumor and a bleed after surgery which left her with limited vision and hearing, right facial paralysis and a weakness on her right side which affected her walk and ability to write at the age of nine years old. She returned to school with her class, fought hard to be treated normally by her peers, teachers and family and graduated from Bishop Rosecrans High School in 1997.
Scholarships are awarded each year to students who, like Carrie, face extraordinary challenges in their lives and wish to attend college. Candidates are nominated by guidance counselors, ministers, principals or physicians. Selections are based on the candidate's strength of character and their ability to succeed in spite of the challenges they face.
The Knights of Columbus will host a fish fry to benefit the Carolyn Ann Weiner Scholarship Fund on Friday, March 18, 2016 from 5-8 p.m. The dinner will take place at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 275 Sunrise Center, Zanesville. Dinner includes fried or baked fish, potatoe, cole slaw and dessert. Cost is $8.50 for adults.