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Melanie Phillips, center, accepts the Jeremiah Milbanks Society award on behalf of Charles and
Dorothy Sloan. The Charles Sloan Family Scholarhips Fund was also introduced at the
|Published: 9:18 AM, 07/03/2013
||Last updated: 9:19 AM, 07/03/2013
Author: Staff Report
Source: The Monroe County Advocate
The Boys & Girls Club of the Monroe
Area held its annual benefit auction and celebration Saturday at the
Tellico West Conference Center in Vonore. The event helps support the
club's efforts to make a difference in the lives of more than 1,500
Blaina Best, who grew up going to a local Boys & Girls
Club and now works as an admission counselor at Hiwassee College, was
the guest speaker.
"Our annual auction gave us the
perfect setting to thank the many individuals and corporations
that have supported our cause over several years," said Executive
Director Anthony Tricoli.
Awards were presented to the following
during the celebration:
Blue Door Awards- Teena Herrington, and
the City of Sweetwater employees.
Jeremiah Milbanks Society (those who
have given a $10,000 or more donation for one year or for several
years)- C. Dwayne Cardin, Jim and Ellen Dash, Michael and Lisa
Janke, David and Mary Kefauver, Thomas and Pam Korn, and Charles and
Corporate Appreciation Awards (Those
who have provided support, both financial and hands-on, for the Boys & Girls Club for several years)- Brunswick Boat Group,
Citizens National Bank, George R. Johnson Foundation, City of
Madisonville, Monroe County, City of Sweetwater, Volunteer Federal,
Dynasty Spas, and Peoples Bank.
The organization also established The
Charles Sloan Family Scholarship Fund, recognizing the family
contributions and efforts made in behalf of The Boys & Girls Club
since the beginning.
"The Boys & Girls Club of the
Monroe Area has helped thousands of children over the years, and we
in turn have been lucky to have been the recipient of incredible
support from the wonderful people who were recognized on this
particular evening," said Tricoli. "Without their support, we
would not be able to help our kids to improve their academic studies,
build strong character and leadership skills, or understand the
importance of living a healthy lifestyle. KUDOS to each of our award
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