|Boone Chamber to Honor Charles Church|
|Written by Boone Area Chamber|
|Monday, 28 October 2013 18:07|
The Boone Area Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that the 2013 Tuckwiller Award for Community Development will be presented in honor of Charles Church. The theme for the 58th Farm City Banquet is "A Heritage of Innovation".
"We are breaking the tradition of surprise and letting people know beforehand so as many people as possible can come and honor someone who truly exemplified the spirit of Farm City," said Chamber president Dan Meyer. "Charles was a farmer and a business man who understood the interdependency of farm and city."
It is also especially appropriate when you understand the spirit of the Tuckwiller Award, an award for community development. Charles was a major catalyst in developing and growing the local organic farming community and the formation of a local food network. Both of these new thriving communities would be far less developed but for Charles' vision and energy. The inscription on the award reads
The Boone Area Chamber of Commerce is honored to present the 2013 L. E. Tuckwiller Award in honor of Charles Church.
A champion of change and innovation, a selfless mentor to the novice and experienced, who valued cooperation above competition, was a dedicated advocate of the farming life, incurably optimistic, kind and generous.
This recognition could not be more deserved. We just wish he were here to receive it. We certainly hope many will come and honor this recognition. "Here's to you, Doc Brocc!"
The 58th Annual Watauga County Farm City Banquet will be held Thursday, November 7th, 2013 at 6:00 p.m. at the Boone United Methodist Church. You may purchase tickets at Watauga County Extension Office. Adults tickets are $10 and children 6-12 $5. Children five and under are free. Tickets are limited. Please bring a canned food item to donate to area food banks. If you have questions, please contact us at 828-264-3061.
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