Volunteers recognized, honored, awarded

By Haywood Community Connections | Apr 21, 2017

The Haywood Jackson Volunteer Center, Haywood Interagency Council and Haywood County Juvenile Crime Prevention Council (JCPC) handed out the 2017 Volunteer of the Year Awards on April 20.

Five young adults were given awards by the HCPC for their progress made in individual programs. The six adult awards recipients were recognized with the Governor's Volunteer Service Award and the service in Haywood County.

Sam Smith was recognized for 25 years of volunteering at the Haywood County Fairgrounds. He will also be honored with the Governor’s Medallion Award for Lifetime Achievement at a ceremony on May 8 in Raleigh.  Only 20 Medallion Awards are given in the state each year.

Alan Sheinfeld was recognized by Mountain Mediation for his service as a mediator.

Judy Lafountaine and Rachel Smith were recognized by the Good Samaritan Clinic for their work in the office.

Lowes Heros received recognition from the Fines Creek Community Association for work they did on rehabbing the auditorium at the Fines Creek Community Center.

Junaluskans Senior Resource Taskforce received recognition from Mountain Projects for its work providing Christmas gifts and dinner for residents at Aviemore Village apartments as well as maintaining a food pantry at Aviemore and Great Laurals of Junaluska.

Bob and Pat Fullbright received the Elaine Kuhl Award for the endless hours of volunteering in the community.