The United Way of the Pennyrile wrapped up the 2017 campaign Thursday evening with the annual awards dinner and celebrated raising $775,760 to support local agencies.
Volunteers, businesses, organizations, and individuals gathered at the James Bruce Convention Center to recognize all those who gave time and money to the campaign. United Way President Jennifer Maddux says the 21 partner agencies they support give people in the community hope and make significant impacts on their lives.
H&R Agri-Power President Wayne Hunt was the recipient of the J. Williams Flowers Award, which is presented to an outstanding individual who has demonstrated selfless service during the campaign. Accepting his award, Hunt says he’s blessed to be a part of the effort and his business will continue to raise money for it.
Campaign Chair Leslie Carroll was happy to announce the campaign total–$775,760 and says she hopes the giving continues and encouraged everyone to keep shining a light into the community.
The overall People Helping People Award was presented to Heritage Bank. SuperLawn and Garden Center was the winner for small firms, Amfine Chemical took home the medium firm award and the large firm People Helping People Award was H&R Agri-Power.
Brittney Carroll, daughter of Leslie Carroll, was presented with the United Way of the Pennyrile Shining Light Award.