The United Fund of Stokes County kicked-off the annual fundraising campaign Oct. 8, with a luncheon at Palmyra United Methodist Church. Those in attendance included volunteers, board members, and supporters of The United Fund of Stokes County. A delicious meal was prepared by the ladies of Palmyra UMC.
The guest speaker was Eddy McGee, who is the Director of the Stokes County Arts Council. Mr. McGee began with a song he wrote, called “Stokes County State of Mind”. He spoke about how his father was an inspiration when it come to helping and giving to others. His father had several quotes to live by. Mr. McGee stated his Dad was always saying “make a difference in someone’s life…today” and “live life with urgency, for we are not promised tomorrow”. He ended his speech with another great song that he wrote about his Dad.
Volunteers and donors were recognized. Awards were given for the 2015-16 Pacesetters who are started this year’s fundraising efforts. United Fund’s President, Willis Overby, presented the awards. This year’s Pacesetters are Reynolds American, Duke Energy’s Belews Creek Steam Station, Cavanaugh & Associates, Parkdale America, Stokes Family YMCA, NC Department of Transportation, Stokes County Schools, Stokes County Government Center, Pioneer Community Hospital, and Francisco Presbyterian Church.