PEORIA - The family of longtime Peoria County board member, Pat Hidden, is honoring her legacy by helping kids pay for college.
The annual Pat Hidden Scholarship Fundraiser takes place this weekend at the Itoo Hall on Farmington Road.
Hidden was a board member for more than a decade and died three years ago. Anyone can stop by for a $10 chicken or fish dinner, live auctions, music and more.
The scholarship has raised more than $20,000 for Peoria County students since it started.
George Hidden, her son, says this is a way to continue her lifelong dedication to public service by inspiring young people in the area.
"The scholarship is for anybody who goes to a school in Peoria County. Later after the fundraiser we will contact the application information and it's available to anyone in the public service field of going into the public service field," he said.
The fundraiser lasts from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Itoo Hall.
For more information, call Gregg Hidden at (309) 369-9637.