By Lena Mitchell/NEMS Daily Journal
CORINTH – Two staff members at the Corinth unit of Boys & Girls Clubs of Northeast Mississippi received state and local honors last week.
Part-time staff member Ronald Edmond was honored by the Magnolia Chapter of Mississippi as Part-Time Professional of the Year during the annual professional association meeting in Jackson.
Corinth Unit Director Christy Grice was honored by the Alcorn County Branch NAACP for Outstanding Community Service during the group’s annual Freedom Fund Banquet.
“I was happy to nominate Ronald because he is truly committed every day to making sure that the Boys & Girls Club is a positive place,” Grice said. “Ronald is inspired to go above and beyond expectations required of his position because the standards he sets for himself in everything he does are so high.”
Grice was honored for the many innovative programs she has brought to the community since assuming leadership of the Corinth club.
New ventures she has introduced to connect the club more effectively to the community include:
* Scarecrow Contest: Club members and parents, working with club staff, created scarecrows which were displayed at intersections throughout downtown Corinth during October 2011.
* Angel Prayer Breakfast: Club members told the story of Christmas through skits and praise dance, while adult club volunteers served breakfast to guests dressed as angels.
* Spotlight on a “Phenomenal Woman” each month throughout the year, introducing women to club members, who learned about the work the women do and their service in the community.