Banquet Raises Over $140k For Scholarships In Honor Of Local Soldiers

(LOVELAND, OH) -- Wednesday night was a big night for the "Let Us Never Forget" Scholarship Fundraiser.

Singing, dancing, and a live auction rounded out last the event at Oasis Banquet Center in Loveland, which netted $140,000.

There were also some surprises, like the re-enlistment of Matt Maupin's younger brother, Micah, into the Marine Corp.

Organizers also paused to honor the family of each solider who has died from the Tri-State.

Wednesday was declared Matt Maupin Day in Clermont County, to commemorate the fourth anniversary of the day the soldier's convoy came under attack in Iraq.

Maupin's family learn just a few days ago that Maupin's remains had been found, and his funeral is scheduled for April 27 at Great American Ball Park.

Click on the video links on the right for more on the scholarship dinner, including FOX19's Tricia Macke's interview with Keith and Carolyn Maupin.

A fundraiser is also planned Friday at the Eastgate Biggs with Bengals kicker Shayne Graham.