Thank you, Wilkes County, for your compassion and generosity at the 29th Wilkes Adult Developmental Activity Program Inc. Luncheon, “Celebrate ADAP Treasures.”

Over $50,000 has been collected so far and we ‘re still taking donations at P.O. Box 968, North Wilkesboro, N.C., 28659. The Health Foundation matched each dollar given up to $10,000 through its Challenge Grant program. The Silent Auction raised over $3,200 and money is still being collected.

The event benefitted from efforts of over 70 volunteers, 182 sponsors (12 new) and featured costumes of kings, queens, pirates and a member of the royal family.

Thanks to the ADAP board and staff, Fund Development Chairman Betty Thompson, emcee Jim Trice, Mary Cashion, Gary Rousseau (board member emeritus), Loretta Harris, Jackie Chapman and Ness Cowles.  

Also thank you to the Leonard G. Herring Family Foundation; First United Methodist Church of North Wilkesboro for providing the facility; Randy’s Produce for the fruit assortment; Caroline Czerkawski and the Wilkes Journal-Patriot for superb coverage; Jeff Swofford and the Brushy Mountain Smokehouse & Creamery; Ken Welborn and staff of Thursday Printing/The Record; Ted Hagaman/Walker Center for the rope/chains for line control; and donors of items for the silent auction. We appreciate the late Pete Kulynych for his vision in having the idea for this fundraising event in 1990.

ADAP is a non-profit that provides services and supports to enable adults with developmental disabilities to become full participating members of our community.

ROBIN WHITTINGTON

executive director,

Wilkes ADAP Inc.,

North Wilkesboro, N.C.

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