Church & Community Program in Canton honors two volunteers
Kelly Glasgow, left, receives the Community Partner Award, presented by Fran Bailey, Board Chair of Canton’s Church and Community, at their awards ceremony Sept. 14. Glasgow, Banford Elementary School Guidance Counselor, was given the award for her help with many local programs aimed at helping children. NCNow photo
CANTON — The Church and Community Program recognized two local volunteers who exemplify their mission of “Neighbors helping Neighbors” at their recent awards ceremony.
Dozens of community volunteers and supporters attended the Sept. 14 ceremony held at the Grasse River Heritage Community Room, Canton.
Patricia Alden, past CCP Board President, received the Morrow Award for outstanding dedication to the work of the CCP.
“She built many of the thing that will keep the CCP strong,” said Fran Bailey, Board Chair of Canton’s Church and Community,
“During her time as board member, chair of fundraising, and president, the CCP has grown even more financially stable, so that our food pantry and thrift store are flourishing, and our outreach in Giving Tree and Back to School has grown every year,” she said.
“The words I most closely associate with Pat are generosity and organization.She is endlessly willing to devote time and effort providing help to those in need of it in our community,” said Bailey.
Kelly Glasgow, guidance counselor at Banford Elementary School, received the Community Partner Award for her help with many local programs, especially ones aimed at children.
“Glasgow is a driving force for many of the programs at CCP, especially part of Giving Tree and Back to School programs”, said Bailey.
Glasgow’s work led to providing sneakers for students in need from PK through high school every year, she said.
“When I think of the ‘go-to person’ at Banford Elementary School, Kelley’s name is the first one I think of,” said Cheryl Glidden, one of Kelley’s colleagues.
Also recognized at the ceremony were all the volunteers who make it possible for CCP to provide their food pantry and food delivery, thrift store, Back to School and Giving Tree programs.
Bailey thanked all those “who nourish the futures of their North Country neighbors by contributing their time and talents to volunteering.”