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Forsyth County News

If you’re going

 

What: Celebration of Hands, annual awards dinner and fundraiser for Hands on Forsyth

 

When: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. June 27

• Where:

 

 

• Cost:

 

 

$27 for adults; $13 for children 12 and under

• For more information or to register online, visit handsonforsyth.org.

Windermere Golf Club, 5000 Davis Love Drive

Some of Forsyth County’s biggest givers of time and talent will be recognized later this month.

On June 27, Hands on Forsyth will celebrate the work of local volunteers during the organization’s annual Celebration of Hands awards dinner.

The Hands on Forsyth agency connects those wanting to give back to their communities with nonprofit organizations needing volunteer services.

Nicole Morgan, executive director, said the annual event, which usually draws about 150 people, provides a chance for the community to come together in celebration of work that is inspiring.

"This is one event that celebrates volunteers from all different types of nonprofits in Forsyth," she said.

"The work we do [in the nonprofit community] is challenging and often not easy to deal with, but this event gives us a chance to focus on all the positive aspects and all the inspiring work of these volunteers."

Kerry Rosewall, volunteer coordinator of the organization, said this is the fifth year for the dinner, which also serves as a fundraiser for Hands on Forsyth.

"This event gives us a chance to honor our volunteers as well as our partner non-profit organizations," Rosewell said.

The event will be held at 6:30 p.m. at the Windermere Golf Club.

Rosewall said five awards will be given from Hands on Forsyth, and each of the organization’s 15 partner agencies will recognize their top volunteers.

Awards will go to the top adult and youth volunteer of the year, as well as to civic group, small business and corporate sponsors.

Rosewall said this is just the second year that Hands on Forsyth partner nonprofits have also honored their top volunteers.

"That’s what our agency is all about — working with others to help them get want they need — so we wanted to include them in our celebration," she said.

"It went great last year and we said this is definitely something we’ll keep doing every year."