Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Palmer named Volunteer of the Year

J-E Editor

On Friday, Chip Palmer, a Providence minster and Director of the Providence Community Food Bank, was named Webster County’s Volunteer of the Year at an awards banquet held in Henderson by the the Kentucky Network for Development, Leadership and Engagement (Kyndle).

“The non-profit sub committee of Kyndle created the criteria for the volunteer awards and  then we worked closely with the chambers in each of our counties to help spread the word about the award,” said Margaret Ridley. “Each county created a nomination committee that reviewed all nominations, so the award winner was chosen by folks from their county.”
Palmer has been director of the food bank since it opened its doors two and a half years ago, during which time the organization has given away nearly $900,000 in food to needy Webster County families.

“Chip has spearheaded everything since day one,” said Keith Ferrell, who also serves as the assistant director of the food bank. “He’s also organized our fund raising events throughout the year, including a golf tournament two weeks ago that brought in $5,000.”

“I’d just like to say thanks on behalf of all of the volunteers,” Palmer said. “I wouldn’t be standing up here if not for the twenty-five volunteers who help us on a regular basis.”

Kyndle provides economic development and industrial recruitment leadership for the citizens, businesses and governments of Henderson, McLean, Union and Webster counties in northwestern Kentucky. It also serves as the chamber of commerce for Henderson County while supporting the efforts of chambers in McLean, Union and Webster counties.
This is the first year the Volunteer of the Year Award has been given.

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