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Funding a memorial scholarship: Young man’s legacy lives on in generous family’s cookbook

Cookbooks, one of the most popular types of book in print form, are compiled, printed and put on the market for sale for many purposes. But perhaps the intent behind "A Legacy of Love" is more heartfelt than others.

Following the death of Richard Allan Pritchett in 2002 in an automobile accident, his family established the Richard A. Pritchett Memorial Scholarship in 2003. For 10 years this family has been awarding $500 scholarships to Mathews High School students. "To date there have been 15 scholarships awarded in Richard’s memory," commented his aunt Mary Ewell. "To this point it has been a family run selection process, and not an easy one," said Ashleigh Pritchett, "but we are going to the application process very soon."

Adding to many programs such as snow cone sales at Little League baseball games and Corn Hole tournaments, this devoted family pursued yet another method to raise money for the scholarship. They published "A Legacy of Love," a cookbook containing 250...

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