Edmund and Mary Drabek Scholarship Fund
Mary Drabek established the scholarship fund after the death of her beloved husband, Edmund. Edmund’s adage to his family was always “I can’t doesn’t live here, but I can if I try does!” This adage followed Edmund from the poor farming family in Richmond, Texas to his first ARMY station in Fort Knox, Kentucky where he met Mary. The two married soon after they met and began raising a family. After a few years of saving, Edmund and Mary bought an 80-acre farm in Greenville, Indiana. After five years of farming in Greenville, Edmund decided it was time to take on a bigger farm. They found the perfect 300-acre farm in Washington County and still continued with their outside jobs. Edmund and Mary always encouraged their children to excel at school and at least one of them attended the school events. The kids were never allowed to give up without trying. Edmund and Mary’s teachings of their own children, love of Washington County, and the wish to see more Washington County youth succeed is the basis of the Edmund and Mary Drabek Scholarship Fund for Washington County youth who are pursuing their education in mathematics and science. Hopefully with some help: I CAN IF I TRY will be a motto for more youth of Washington County.