WINSTON-SALEM, NC — The 2019 Annual Forsyth Governor’s Volunteer Service Awards Breakfast was held April 17, 2019 where local volunteers were recognized for their commitment and service to the Winston Salem – Forsyth County community.
The Forsyth County Governor’s Volunteer Service Awards recognizes and honors volunteers who have made significant contributions to Forsyth County through volunteer service. Created by the Office of the Governor in 1979 as a way to honor the true spirit of volunteerism, the Governor’s Volunteer Service Awards are held annually in each of the State’s 100 counties. Any person, group, or business from the public, non-profit or private sector serving Forsyth County may be nominated for the award.
This year’s recipients and their categories are:
Elite Canine’s Comfort Dogs- Animals
HanesBrands, Inc.- Corporate Business
Deanna Perez- Cultural
Robin Pardella- Director of Volunteers
Maya Agger- Disaster
Liz Price- Environment
Darlene Talbot- Faith-Based
The Shepherd’s Center Singers- Group/Team
Charles Poteat- Health and Human Services
Myrtie Davis- Lifetime Achievement
Moriah Gendy- National Service
The Legendary Labelers- Perseverance in Volunteerism
Joseph Turner- Senior
Dr. Richard Gray- Serving Youth
Camilla Washington- Veterans/Military Families
The People’s Choice Award, which is voted upon by members of the public through the Winston Salem Journal website, was awarded to Myrtie Davis.
The Forsyth County Governor’s Volunteer Service Awards are sponsored locally by HandsOn NWNC, United Way of Forsyth County, Salem College, and the Winston-Salem Journal on behalf of the NC Commission on Volunteerism and Community Service and the Office of Governor.
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