Marion County, Ark., community raises thousands for scholarship fund

YELLVILLE, Ark. - It was a big night for a northern Arkansas community, who raised thousands of dollars for a scholarship fund.

The fourth annual Valentine's Dance, Supper and Pie Auctoin was held at the Madden Auction Building in Yellville on Saturday night.

The event raises money for the Dorothy Madden Memorial Scholarship Fund. Madden was a life-long and beloved resident of Marion County.

The proceeds from the dance go to selected graduating seniors in Marion County to help with college expenses.

Last night they raised more than $14,500. In the last three years, the Dorothy Madden Scholarship Fund has given out more than $19,000 in scholarships.