PDCCC’s ‘Boots & Bling’ kicks up abundance of support

Published 6:32 pm Friday, March 29, 2019

By Wendy Harrison


The Paul D. Camp Community College Foundation fundraiser, Boots & Bling, drew more than 225 people to the Regional Workforce Development Center Saturday evening for food and fellowship, as well as some boot scooting to the band, Hickory Knoll.

“This was the largest crowd I’ve seen in attendance at our annual fundraiser since 2016,” said Vice President of Institutional Advancement and Workforce Development, and Executive Director of the PDCCC Foundation Dr. Renee Felts. “Not only was the food from caterer Country Boys Barbecue phenomenal, everyone seemed to really be having a good time as well.”

This year, the foundation decided to hold a more casual event rather than the formal gala they had in the past, and the move proved to be popular. Although the dollar amount raised is still being figured since donations are still incoming, this seemed to be the best event to date, according to Felts.

Proceeds from Boots & Bling, including ticket sales, and a live and silent auction, will benefit the PDCCC students in the three ways: the emergency fund; scholarships for warehouse and logistics training; and the college’s Food Bank program, which partners with the Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia and the Eastern Shore to provide help to students who have food insecurities.

“This is a great way for the community to come together, have a good time, network and support our area students all at the same time,” said Felts. “We hope to bring in even more interest next spring.”

For more information about the PDCCC Foundation, call Felts at 757-569-6760 or visit www.pdc.edu/foundation.

WENDY HARRISON is the public relations specialist for Paul D. Camp Community College. She can be reached at wharrison@pdc.edu.