Congratulations! to Wendell Rakestraw and Ron Sutton.
During last week’s gathering of the Young at Heart organization, the two were given EARTH ANGEL awards by the B-Team Angels.
The Angels are grateful for Wendell and Ron’s hours, days, and weeks of driving the van and bus for the Angels’ many jaunts to performances. (The Angels visit many churches, nursing homes, assisted living centers, and senior living complexes to sing, do skits, etc. to lift the spirits of the members of the audiences).
The Angels have presented many Earth Angel awards to recognize the area’s citizens who contribute of themselves to make life better for fellow citizens and to make the world a better place. Rah, rah, Angels!!! Thanks for all that YOU do!
Last Thursday’s breakfast/annual meeting of the Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce drew more than 115 attendees.
Held in the arena at Gadsden State-Cherokee, the event marked the C of C’s 71st yearly session. On the agenda were presentations of awards, reviews of the C of C’s activities for the past year, and election of officers for the 2017-18 term. APPLAUSE, APPLAUSE! for the honorees. The beautification award was presented to the McCord’s Crossroads Homemakers Club for their restoration and conservation of the former Hopewell Congregational Methodist Church — which is now the Hopewell Community Center at McCords Crossroads AND the headquarters for the Homemakers Club. More than a dozen MCHC members were on hand as the beautiful blue and silver (Orbix-created!) sphere was accepted by Judy Hopper (who chaired the autumn 2016 grand dedication ceremony for the building). C of C staffer Joy Perry presented the award.
The W.A. Ellis, Jr. Community Leadership Award recognized Betty and Johnny Fann, owners of Pruett’s Fish Camp for 35 years.
The Fanns have encouraged thousands of tourists in the land of Cherokee! Thereasa Hulgan, the C of C’s executive director, presented the Orbix-made award to the Fanns.
The C of C staff and family and friends of Edna Jennings “pulled off” a surprise for Miss Edna — by keeping her recognition as the 2017 recipient of the Mary George Waite Community Spirit Award a secret until the announcement by Mickie Kerr. Miss Edna served as the first president of the McCord’s Crossroads Homemakers Club and has been a stalwart leader
by Anne Shumaker