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Support Your Future Nurses: Press Release

Hello from Marge and John


Estelle R Ford

Future Nurses Scholarship


Contact:  Marge Fischer



The Estelle R Ford Future Nurses Scholarship Fund Hosts a Benefit Festival.

Devens, MA - The Estelle R. Ford Future Nurses Scholarship Fund is hosting its 4th Annual Arts & Craft Festival at Devens Common Center, on July 30, 2022 from 10 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Each year we hold our annual "Future Nurses' Fest" to raise funds for the scholarship fund to support nursing students. Admission is free, there is plenty of parking and it is all handicap accessible. 

“This is our major fundraiser and we have been blessed with the support of many volunteers, artists, and talented Crafts people for this event.” said Marjorie Fischer, daughter to Estelle Ford. “We are extremely excited to encourage unity and engagement within our community, in collaboration with a variety of local participants.”

All of the proceeds will go to the Estelle R. Ford Future Nurses Fund, a nonprofit organization that provides annual community-service-based scholarships to nursing students. Established in 2016 by the Ford family, the fund awards scholarships to qualified applicants who are 2nd, 3rd or 4th year students and either from the Central Mass area or who plan on serving the Central New England community upon graduation.

Some of the fund friends who plan to participate in the festival include Fudge & Stuff, Wood Creations, by Brian Altison, Rural Heritage Arts, Crafty Creations, Elaine n' the Sun, Sea Glass Sisters, Tastefully Simple and many others.

 We are also adding a variety of food trucks and so much more! We want to invite “Pay It Forward” vendors who stand behind noble causes and assist others in raising community awareness.  In the past, we have been honored to work with such caring people who genuinely enjoy giving back to our communities and to use our festival platform to further their causes is a great privilege.

The Estelle R. Ford Fund is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit and is completely dependent on donations and volunteers. To volunteer for the annual festival, please contact Marge Fischer at 978-407-4824.  Please check out the ERF website ( to learn more about us and our festival. Please “like and follow us” on social media, and we will see you at the festival in July!

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