Nancy K. Perry Children’s Shelter presents awards to volunteers
Contributed by Vickie Lovett. Photos by Vicki Lovett.
Since it’s founding in 1972, the Nancy K. Perry Children’s (NKP) Shelter has provided safe harbor for more than 5,000 children in Lexington County.
The Shelter exists to provide residential care and nurture to children who are in crisis. Over the past year, many volunteers have crossed the threshold at Nancy K. Perry Children’s Shelter and performed tasks from tutoring the children to performing a concert to raise funds for the shelter.
On April 22, the shelter’s staff recognized some of the hard work of these groups and individuals. (Photos Below, Click to enlarge.)
Female Volunteer of the Year awarded to Sandy Bowling with Trinka Williamson, NKP House Mother presenting.
Male Volunteer of the Year awarded to O’Neal Session with his wife Betty Sessions accepting in his absence with Trinka Williamson, NKP House Mother presenting.
Newcomers of the Year– First Baptist of Lexington Getting Real Life Group with Robbie and Theresa Bonesteel receiving with Trinka Williamson, NKP House Mother presenting.
Volunteer Organization– Right Where You Are Ministries, accepting award is Sherri Iacobelli with Trinka Williamson, NKP House Mother presenting.
Volunteer Sororities of the Year– Theta Master Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi and Xi Alpha Upsilon Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi, accepting award left to right, Shirley Lindler, Inez Hyatt, and Linda Griffith with Dr. Jarrell Smith presenting.
Corporation of the Year– Lowe’s Home Improvement accepted by Lynn Howard and Tonya Simms, presented by Trinka Williamson, NKP House Mother.
The Nancy K Perry Award for Outstanding Dedication to the Children awarded to Vickie Lovett and Greg Bickley individually. Pictured: Jeremy Vetter, NKP Chairman of the Board, Greg and Trinka Williamson, NKP House Parents, Vickie Lovett, and Dr. Jarrell Smith, Director of NKP.
Student Intern of the Year awarded to Julia Sylvain, presented by Trinka Williamson, NKP House Mother and Dr Jarrell Smith, NKP Executive Director.
Those not present to accept their award are: The Sunshine Award to Christine Willis Foundation of the Year to Lexington Medical Center The Nancy K Perry Award for Selfless Service to Gloria Cook The Evon Brown Award for Dedicated Service to the Children of the Shelter to Happy Meglino.