Worrell honored at PDCCC graduation

Published 8:17 am Friday, May 20, 2011

During the May 13 Paul D. Camp Community College commencement exercise, Bobby Worrell was honored as the seventh recipient of the J. Paul Councill Jr. Community Service Award.

Bobby served as executive director of The Elms Foundation from 1996 through 2010 after retiring from 44 years in the banking business. Currently, he is a member of Airfield 4-H Center Board, American Legion, Franklin Masonic Lodge and Franklin Baptist Church.

Bobby is a past member of the Franklin/Southampton Area United Way Board and a past member and president of the Forks of the River Ruritan Club.

An ardent supporter of PDCCC, he has served as a director and chairman of the local college board.

When Bobby retired, a PDCCC scholarship was established by The Elms Foundation to honor his position there.

The Elms Foundation administers grants for the Camp, Ruth Camp Campbell and Camp-Younts foundations.

• Lisa Calhoun recently returned to her home in Zuni with a new partner — a seeing-eye dog.

The 2-year-old yellow Labrador retriever was bred, raised and trained at The Seeing Eye Inc. in Morristown, N.J., where more than 15,000 partnerships between individuals and dogs have been made since 1929.

Lisa spent two weeks at the school and a third week with an instructor at home, where she learned to handle the dog. This is her fourth dog from the company.

“She loves my kids already and is proving to be an awesome addition to the family,” Lisa said. “She has already met my horses, and I can’t wait to get her to Colonial Downs for the horse races this summer.”

A mother of two, Lisa manages her family’s small horse farm, which breeds thoroughbreds and hunter ponies.

• During a recent car show at East Pavilion nursing home in Franklin, 10 antique vehicles were on display. Friends of East Pavilion and Billy Piersa coordinated the event.

The day also featured an old-fashioned soda shop with root beer floats and orange cream sodas. A disc jockey played for the sock hop. There was a performance by resident Hazel Drewry, who was dressed as Elvis.