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1/29/2013 9:15:00 PM
Greenwood Family YMCA honors volunteer of the year
Ann Barklow, left, was presented with the Greenwood Family YMCA Volunteer of the Year award during the organization's annual meeting Tuesday by Executive Director Gray Stallworth.
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Ann Barklow, left, was presented with the Greenwood Family YMCA Volunteer of the Year award during the organization's annual meeting Tuesday by Executive Director Gray Stallworth.
Angelle LaBorde, left, presents a plaque to outgoing Greenwood YMCA Board Chairman Fred Pitts during Tuesday's Annual Meeting. LaBorde will serve as Board Chair during the coming year.
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Angelle LaBorde, left, presents a plaque to outgoing Greenwood YMCA Board Chairman Fred Pitts during Tuesday's Annual Meeting. LaBorde will serve as Board Chair during the coming year.
Rick Hendricks
Community Reporter

GREENWOOD — The Greenwood Family YMCA honored Ann Barklow as Volunteer of the Year during its Annual Meeting Tuesday night in the Family Life Center at Greenwood Presbyterian Church.

Barklow was cited for her leadership, energy and enthusiasm for the Y’s first Kids Vegetable Garden. YMCA Board Chairman Fred Pitts presented Barklow with a plaque for her efforts.

Also honored during the meeting were: Kendrick Workman, youth volunteer of the year; St. Mark United Methodist Church, community partner of the year; and Eaton Corporation, Joab Anderson Award.

The organization also honored 2012 competitors in gymnastics and swimming.

Pitts recognized retiring board members Greg Sorrow and Courtney Furman and handed over the gavel to 2013 Board Chairman Angelle LaBorde.

“We do have a challenging agenda, including a master plan for our facility,” LaBorde said. “I’m looking forward to a very successful year.”

Pitts and Executive Director Gray Stallworth touched on a few of the highlights of 2012.

The Greenwood Family YMCA served more than 11,000 members during last year – 28 percent of those were under the age of 18.

More than 1,000 children were provided a safe place to learn skills, develop healthy, trusting relationships and build self-reliance through values taught at programs such as High Hopes After School and Summer Literacy Programs, Viking Spirit and SPLASH.

“At the Greenwood YMCA, we are committed to the cause of Strengthening Our Community,” Pitts said in a message printed in the program. “The Y has a long-standing mission: To put Christian principles into practice through programs that build a healthy spirit, mind and body for all.”

The Greenwood Family YMCA also reached more than 2,300 people through its outreach and financial assistance programs that otherwise would not have been able to participate.

More than $128,000 was raised through the Partners with Youth Campaign and the local United Way that enabled “those who need us most” to take part in programs with a life-changing impact.

The organization operated on a balanced budget and met many of the goals set forth last year. Goals were met for fund-raising and membership development.

Pitts said none of the accomplishments could have taken place without the dedication of the board, many partners in the community and an “amazing” staff that goes above and beyond to serve YMCA members.



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