Jaycees honor volunteers for 'distinguished service'

Jun. 12, 2013 @ 05:01 AM

The North Carolina Jaycees recently recognized the efforts and service of two local volunteers at the annual Distinguished Service Awards banquet held at the N.C. Jaycee Burn Center at UNC.

Patrick Kelly was named Most Outstanding Young North Carolinian, and David Spivey earned the title of Most Outstanding Senior Citizen. These awards go to North Carolina citizens who demonstrate exemplary leadership, an outstanding record of personal achievement and service to their communities at the local and state levels.

Kelly was instrumental in the success of the “Lights on Broadway” Beach Music Festival fundraiser for local tornado victims and helped launch the Down South Music Festival to benefit the CUOC, according to a news release from the Central Carolina Jaycees. Kelly is a member of the Sanford Shrine Club, Broadway Lions Club and Friendship Masonic Lodge. He also serves on various committees and boards.

Spivey is a past Sanford Jaycee, current member and past president of the Jonesboro Rotary, and past assistant district governor for Rotary District 7690. He has received numerous awards for leadership and citizenship, according to the Central Carolina Jaycees, including Small Business Person of the Year, Citizen of the Year and Rotarian of the Year. Spivey also serves on numerous committees and boards and is co-owner of Jones Printing Company.

Both Kelly and Spivey were nominated by the Central Carolina Jaycees, and they were recognized at a local Distinguished Service Awards banquet earlier this month. The local chapter also awarded the following:

Matt Smith, Outstanding Public Servant

Richard Kalin, Boss of the Year

Allie Eyers, Outstanding Teenager

Corbitt Thomas, Outstanding Young Farmer

Denny Ferguson, Outstanding Young Educator

For more information about the Distinguished Service Awards, to nominate a local leader for any of the awards above, or to learn more about the Central Carolina Jaycees, see www.centralcarolinajcs.org.