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COA Receives Donation for Scholarships from Downtown Boutique Crawl

Elizabeth City, North Carolina — The semi-annual “Boutique Crawl” is an event that celebrates collaboration among small businesses and demonstrates how small town businesses work together to encourage shopping locally. This spring, College of The Albemarle (COA) Foundation was the recipient of $1,790, a portion of proceeds raised during this much anticipated event that will go toward student scholarships.

Boutiques that participated in the event included All That Glitters Jewelry, Cozy Carolina Boutique, East Carolina Monograms, Elle Lynn Boutique and Lazzy Frog.

“The Boutique Crawl is a fun weekend held twice a year for friends, sisters, moms and daughters to shop local boutiques, knowing that a portion of their sales will be donated to a nonprofit in our community,” said Lisa Meads, owner of Lazzy Frog in downtown Elizabeth City. “Many of our customers either attend COA or know someone that has attended COA, and the boutique owners felt our donation could continue to support COA students in our community.”

Amy Alcocer, Executive Director of COA’s Foundation, shared, “The Foundation is beyond humbled for the funds raised to go toward College of The Albemarle student scholarships. Education has the greatest return on investment as it transforms lives and helps our region to grow in the process.”