Cherokee County Herald - - COMMUNITY NEWS -

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

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