21 recipents honored at Volunteer Awards Banquet

Katie and Joe Azar, Judge Jimmy McClure and his wife Sydney McClure

Volunteer Northwest Mississippi, a program of the Community Foundation, recently held its’ annual Volunteer Awards Banquet on April 13th at the Landers Center in Southaven.  More than 150 guests came together to celebrate 21 recipients of this year’s President’s Volunteer Service Award, a national award signed by President Obama, for their volunteer efforts in 2016.

 

The 2017 recipients are:

Linda Stringfellow— Recognized for her work with Delta State University – Center for Community & Economic Development in Bolivar County.

Alena Welch— Recognized for her work with Spring Initiative in Coahoma County.

Celia Bobo— Recognized for her work with Spring Initiative in Coahoma County.

Panny Mayfield— Recognized for her commitment to the Delta Blues Museum and the city of Clarksdale in Coahoma County.

Vonn Stapleton— Recognized for his commitment to Psi Mu Mu Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. in DeSoto County.

Pat Bishop— Recognized for her work with Friends of M.R. Davis Public Library in DeSoto County.

Charles Reinhorn— Recognized for his work with Blackwell Animal Rescue Center in DeSoto County.

Peter Whitham— Recognized for his work with the Mississippi Music Foundation in DeSoto County.

Shirley McFarley— Recognized for her commitment to Young Ladies Today in Desoto County.

Barbara Betonti— Recognized for her commitment to Mid-South Transplant Foundation in Marshall County.

Dorothy Bundy— Recognized for her commitment to The ARC Northwest Mississippi in Marshall County.

Jimmy McClure— Recognized for his commitment to the Panolian Playhouse and Panola Partnership in Panola County.

Tom Gresham— Recognized for his commitment to Indianola Promise Community in Sunflower County.

Jessie Jaynes-Diming— Recognized for her commitment to Tallahatchie County Partnership for Progress in Tallahatchie County.

Willie Williams — Recognized for his commitment to the Emmett Till Commission and West Tallahatchie Habitat for Humanity in Tallahatchie County.

Liz Callicott— Recognized for her commitment to The Baddour Center in Tate County.

Sandy and Dick Dollard— Recognized for their commitment to the Tunica Humane Society in Tunica County.

Hernando Mayor’s Youth Council— Recognized for their commitment to improving their Hernando community in DeSoto County.

NWMS Association of REALTORS— Recognized for their commitment to serving their community in many volunteering areas in DeSoto County and Northwest Mississippi.

Young Business Leaders— Recognized for their commitment to serving their Olive Branch community and working with Junior Achievement in Desoto County.

Rose Flenorl, Global Citizenship Manager with FedEx, was featured as the Keynote Speaker for the event and guests were treated to music by the Mississippi Youth Chamber Orchestra before the program began.  This event is sponsored each year by Entergy and FedEx.