Philippi honors community volunteers
|Community volunteers honored Sunday at Philippi Church include, kneeling from left, Macy White, Nellie Hilker, Betty Chenowith and Rev. Lewis McPherrin; second row, standing from left, Bob Hatcher, Pat Hatcher, Carol Rakes, Hiroko Predmore, Fay Smith, Becky Melton, Dellie Kennard, Signe Langschultz, Cameron Peek, Sylvia Hall and Pastor Mike Cook; third row, Bob Mannell, Lillian Fahnestock, Norman Hall, Frances Ruark and Peggy Winn; fourth row, Ed Fisher, Cheryl Thompson, Delores Decker, Patsy Watson and Marietta McLawhorn; back row, Lyle Predmore, Mike Hurd, Katherine Crittenden, Paige Melton, Ernie Winn, Turk Crittenden, Earl Simpson, Norton Hurd and Will George. Not pictured are Ruth Benson, Julie Colby, Clair Cook, Liz Cook, Tyler Crittenden, Ann Estis, Becky Ferrell, Megan George, Beth Hurd, Genevieve Jones, Fay Leach, Harry Leach, Laura Medicus, Elaine Miller, Kathy Odom, Bill Parker, Bill Powell, Jimmy Walden, Whit Walden, Floyd Ward, Jean Ward, Cloyde Wiley, Ethel Wiley, Jack Williams and Vivian Wilson. (Photo by Don Leyden)|
Organizations and volunteer activities supported by the volunteers include one or more of the following: Three Rivers Medical Reserve Corps, Bay Transit, Boy Scouts, Boys and Girls Club, Communities in Schools Program, Cryer Community Center, Deltaville Community Association, Deltaville Maritime Museum, Middlesex County Volunteer Rescue Squad (MCVRS), MCVRS Auxiliary, Donovan Masonic Lodge, Eastern Star, Habitat for Humanity, Hands Across Middlesex, Hartfield Volunteer Fire Department, Holly Point Nature Park, Lower Middlesex Volunteer Fire Department (LMVFD), LMVFD Auxiliary, Mathew 25, Mathews Public Schools Tutor Program, Meals-on-Wheels, Middlesex Lions Club, and Middlesex Shriners.
During the service Pastor Mike Cook discussed the blending and contributions of the “Born-Here” and the “Come-Here” groups in the community. A reception for the honorees was held after the service in the church fellowship hall and the volunteer organizations were given an opportunity to exhibit and explain the nature of their activities to the church membership.