Nancy Keith, director of the Yadkin County Cooperative Extension Center spoke to the volunteers and staff of the extension center during their annual awards banquet of the commitment of Cathy and Tommy Shore to the community.
“Cathy and Tommy have given hours of their time to others,” Keith said. “They have established the largest and longest 4-H club in the county and have provided hundreds of kids with an opportunity to go to camp.
“The Shore’s have participated in countless community projects and continue to give of their time, energy and caring to those in need,” she said. “We’d like to honor the Shore’s as our Volunteers of the year. They have both demonstrated the true spirit of volunteering.”
The banquet was held at the Lone Hickory Arena owned by Lenuel and Sandy Chamberlain, both volunteers with the organization also.
A meal of barbecued beef, cole slaw, green beans, potatoes and dessert was served to approximately 100 attending.
Small gifts of appreciation were given out to the many volunteers that have helped with the extensions office many projects over the past year.
Door prizes were given to the recipients of the lucky drawing numbers.
Entertainment was provided by Rae Rucker, the daughter of Phil Rucker, and extension office employee and Kara Dunn, a Yadkin County musician.
Extension office coordinator from Raleigh Cowden spoke to the group complimenting the many volunteers in Yadkin County.
“A co-op is like a three-legged stool,” Cowen said. “With the support of the local office, the state and the county there are three legs. But, with the support of the many volunteers, the stabilization of the fourth leg is added that helps with our programs to enrich people’s lives. We are very fortunate to have such dedicated people in Yadkin County.”