Mount Wachusett Community College raised more than $7,000 over the last two days to benefit the college’s Emergency Student Loan Fund which helps students buy textbooks, food, bus passes, gas and other small daily expenses. The funds were raised through the two day “Winterfest” which featured a gift basket and wreath raffle and a wide variety of hand crafted items from local vendors for sale.
“These emergency funds are critically important to our students,” said President Daniel M. Asquino. “Many times, meeting these expenses can mean the difference between staying on track in college, having to miss important course work or to stop out. I am so proud of the amazing team that puts this annual event together for our college. It is a wonderful way to launch the holiday season.”