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Heritage University. (Courtesy: Heritage University)

TOPPENISH, Wash. -- The recent Bounty of the Valley Scholarship Dinner raised $678,250 for student scholarships at Heritage University in Toppenish.

The 32nd annual event on June 2 brought in $678,250, university officials announced. It’s the main annual event in the Yakima Valley dedicated to raising scholarship funds for Heritage students.

This year marked the 32nd anniversary of the event “that celebrates the many talented men and women who are transforming their lives and our communities through the gifts of the generous individuals whose contributions make it possible for them to earn their college degrees,” a news release noted.

Heritage students served as hosts for the event’s 250 guests, welcoming them as they arrived, sharing their Heritage experiences and thanking them for their ongoing investment in the university.

More than $5.7 million has been raised at the event since it began, with every dollar going directly to student scholarships, the release said.