Community Education Program receives reward for volunteering

Published 5:46 pm Wednesday, November 20, 2019

On behalf of the volunteers, Community Education Coordinator Melba Holland accepts a check in the amount of $300 for the Camp Community Education Program. — Submitted Wendy Harrison

By Wendy Harrison


Participants in the Community Education Program at Camp Community College donated their time recently during the Bacon and Bourbon Fest in Smithfield.

Volunteering were Gladys Wiggins, Ann Spence, Dennis Rhoads, Joan Gates, Patricia Walker and Community Education Coordinator Melba Holland.

Smithfield VA Events, which brings several events to the Town of Smithfield each year, gives back more than $200,000 to charitable organizations in the community annually. One way that they do this is by giving back to organizations who support their events by volunteering.

The Camp program was awarded $300 for its volunteers donating their time to the festival. The presentation was made during the Smithfield VA Events Board for the 2019 Bacon & Bourbon Fest Volunteer and Check Reception held at the Smithfield Center on Oct. 23.

For more information about the Community Education Program, contact Holland at or 569-6062.

WENDY HARRISON is the public relations specialist for Camp Community College. She can be reached at