End of School HOLLA! Bash
Celebrates the accomplishments students made during the school year and encourages improvement for the coming year.
HOLLA! Affair Extraordinaire
Fundraiser to generate funds for HOLLA! programs and to recognize citizens that go beyond the call of duty in support of educating our children.
Carnival for children ages 13 and under — Games, food, music, prizes and a best costume and best makeup contest. Only costumes of a positive or friendly nature are considered
Promotes literacy in Anson and surrounding counties by exposing its residents to various authors of fiction, nonfiction and spoken word.
Free Style Contest
Held in conjunction with the literary festival. Participants must write a maximum 250 word poem, rap or essay. The winner is featured in the winning comic book from the comic book writing contest.
Kick-off To Reading Comic Book Writing Contest
Held in conjunction with the literary festival. Designed to encourage students to read, write and use their imaginations. The contest winner has their comic book published and ready for the market!
Truck Driver Scholarship ($500)
Provided in memory of John “Junebug” Huntley, a truck driver who unselfishly transported youth to HOLLA! events. Designed to promote character and provide funds to aspiring truck drivers.
Leon Gatewood Scholarship ($500)
Annual match to a scholarship initiated by Electa Chapter #525 Order of the Eastern Star in honor of HOLLA!’s founder, Leon Gatewood.
Partnership with the Anson County Partnership for Children. Provides participants of the TOPS and TIPS programs with bi-monthly workshops called DIVA Days. The sessions endeavor to teach life lessons that youth can use in school, as well as in their home and social environments.
Summer Enrichment Camp
Partnership with Pathway to Peace Ministries. A six to eight-week summer program which includes breakfast and lunch, tutoring, mentoring and esteem building activities, as well as a safe environment to improve social skills; eating habits and behavior.
Parent / Student Conferences
Provide workshops and information designed to enhance the parent’s ability to support their children in school as well as the importance of getting involved with the educational process.
Anson Idol Singing Competition
Primary fund raiser for the year. Presented in the likeness of the hit TV show, this event highlights the singing abilities of residents throughout the region. Proceeds fund various motivational initiatives.