Former Homewood woman wins Glenwood Academy Queen of Hearts raffle

A winning card was drawn in last week’s Queen of Hearts Raffle, a fundraiser that supports Glenwood Academy. Sheila Rinearson, a Homewood native and current resident of Clearwater, Florida, was presented with a pre-tax check for $27,910 by Mary Hollie, Glenwood Academy President and CEO. 

Glenwood Academy President and CEO Mary Hollie, left, presents a check for $27,910 to Sheila Rinearson, formerly of Homewood. The school split the proceeds from its Queen of Hearts raffle with Rinearson. (Provided photo)
  Glenwood Academy president
  Mary Hollie, left, presents a
  check for $27,910 to Sheila
  Rinearson, formerly of
  Homewood. The school split
  the proceeds from its Queen
  of Hearts raffle with Rinearson.
 
 (Provided photo)
 

The total jackpot was $55,820, which was split between Rinearson and the school. 

The weekly Queen of Hearts drawing took place every Wednesday evening at Fifth Quarter Press Room and Eatery, 18105 Dixie Highway in Homewood.

The school plans to launch another weekly Queen of Hearts raffle in the coming weeks, with the jackpot starting at $10,000. 

Glenwood Academy is a private residential community serving 150 students in grades two through eight, many of whom have experienced violence, poverty and other challenging situations. Nearly all the students live below or at the poverty line.  

The school is almost fully funded by fundraising events, such as the Queen of Hearts raffle, as well as donors and sponsors. 

More information is at www.glenwoodacademy.org.

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