ALEXANDER COUNTY, NC (April 3, 2019) – The Alexander County Board of Commissioners presented the annual Commissioners’ Choice Awards to recognize individuals and organizations that have made a valuable impact on the community. The awards program is coordinated by the Alexander County Cooperative Extension Service.
Commissioners presented the first set of awards to the “Community Spark” award recipients, who volunteer their time and make significant contributions to their organization. Winners include: Peggy Davis – Extension Community Association, Dwaine Coley – 957 Mobile Cafe, Terry Gwaltney – Hiddenite Community Helpers, Paul Sink – Alexander County Community Relations Committee, and Samuel Sandifer – Alexander Central Future Farmers of America (FFA).
Commissioners then presented awards to the most outstanding youth volunteer organizations. The first-place award of a plaque and $200 check was presented to the Alexander 4-H Livestock Club. Second place went to the Alexander Central FFA Chapter, which received a plaque and a $125 check.
The awards were then presented to the adult volunteer organizations. The first-place award of a plaque and a $200 check was presented to the 957 Mobile Cafe. Second place went to the Hiddenite Community Helpers, which received a plaque and a $125 check. The third-place award of a plaque and a $75 check was presented to the Alexander County Community Relations Committee.
Commission Chairman Jeff Peal expressed his appreciation to the winners, and to the many other organizations that make a difference in Alexander County.
“We are so proud of the volunteer spirit here in Alexander County. It’s hard to imagine what it would be like without the many volunteers who do so much good in our community,” Peal stated. “It’s our honor to present these awards to these worthy individuals and organizations. You all work together to make Alexander County an even better place to live.”