The Spirit of Waxahachie Indian Band has announced that Allen Samuels Autoplex of Ennis is sponsoring it in the Dodge Hometown Scholarship Program — which is designed to raise scholarship funds for local high school bands throughout the state of Texas.

“This has to be one of the best programs out there,” said Ronnie McMahan, president of the WHS Band Boosters. “It is one of the only fund-raisers where the band receives every penny of every contribution made.”

WHS Band Boosters will have tickets available at Bealls from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29, and from 1-5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 30.

“We invite everyone to visit us, not only at Bealls on Saturday and Sunday, but at the football game on Friday night as well,” McMahan said. “All that’s required is to complete the information on the back of the ticket.

“You receive a T-shirt and are automatically entered into the state-wide drawing for a 2008 Dodge Mega Cab Truck,” McMahan said. “Participants are encouraged to make a $5 contribution, of which the band receives the entire amount.”

Each year, the WHS band presents scholarships to graduating seniors who have consistently exhibited the theme and purpose of the band and who have contributed to the band’s success.

“This is a win-win opportunity for everyone,” McMahan said. “The band’s scholarship program is enhanced, and someone in the state of Texas is going to be driving a free new Dodge truck.

“It might as well be someone from Waxahachie, because we have the greatest supporters in the state,” he said.

For further information, contact Rich Armstrong, director of WHS bands, at Waxahachie High School.