In its continued efforts to raise money for Camp Itawa, the adults with disabilities self-advocacy group JUMP (Just Us Making Progress) will be selling raffle tickets for a chance to win a pen and ink drawing of the old Hillsboro High School.
The print, drawn by local artist Roger L. Brown, comes with a certificate of authenticity and is signed by the artist. It is a limited edition print, numbered five out of 850 prints. It is dated 2007.
This year marks the seventh year for Camp Itawa, the Highland County based camp for adults with disabilities sponsored by JUMP. The four-day camp is held at Fort Hill Christian Camp near Sinking Spring and is open to residents of not only Highland County residents, but also resident of Clinton, Adams, and Brown counties as well.
Each year, Jordan Freeze, coordinator of JUMP and Camp Itawa, holds fundraisers to generate the funds needed to be able to offer the camp to campers. All proceeds from the raffle of the drawing will go toward helping adults with disabilities attend Camp Itawa, which will be held in October this year.
Freeze said one of the biggest fundraisers held each year is a poker run sponsored by the Eagle Riders of the Hillsboro Eagles Aerie 1161, which raises about $2,000 each year. That pays the costs for the more than 20 volunteers that make Camp Itawa possible.
To see the print raffled off on July 30, or to purchase a ticket for $1 or six tickets for $5, contact Freeze at Hills and Dales Training Center at 937-944-1074.
Article submitted by Jordan Freeze, coordinator of JUMP and Camp Itawa.