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home : news : greenwood February 26, 2015

Carolina Health







1/30/2014 9:10:00 PM
And the winner is...
Westside Community Club takes home top award at Healthy Greenwood Neighborhoods banquet
Evelyn T. Rice of Westside Community Club accepts the Anna L. Robinson Neighborhood of the Year Award from Toni Able, executive director of Healthy Greenwood Neighborhoods at the 2013 Healthy Greenwood Neighborhoods awards banquet Thursday night.
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Evelyn T. Rice of Westside Community Club accepts the Anna L. Robinson Neighborhood of the Year Award from Toni Able, executive director of Healthy Greenwood Neighborhoods at the 2013 Healthy Greenwood Neighborhoods awards banquet Thursday night.

2013 Healthy Greenwood Neighborhoods Award Winners

Neighborhood City Crime Watch Program of the Year - Wisewood Subdivision

Neighborhood County Crime Watch Program of the Year - Fairforest Subdivision

Keep Greenwood County Beautiful Adopt-A-Highway Group of the Year - Immanuel Lutheran Church

Keep Greenwood County Beautiful Pick of the Litter Award - Ninety Six Mill Village Neighborhood Association

Healthy Greenwood Neighborhoods Executive Director’s Award - Wheatfield Subdivision

Community Collaboration Award - Greenwood Mill Village

Neighborhood Association Council NOTABLE Award - Hunter and Associates (Greenwood Mill Village)

Neighbor of the Year Award - Sherry Turner (Ninety Six Mill Village)

Neighborhood Youth Award - Alexis Horton (Fairforest Subdivision)

Greenwood pride Award - Wisewood Community Association

Anna L. Robinson Neighborhood of the Year Award - Westside Community Club


Brian King
Staff Writer

Community leaders gathered together Thursday night to celebrate the positive impact of neighborhood associations and members of various communities at the annual Healthy Greenwood Neighborhoods award banquet.

The banquet kicked off with dinner before keynote speaker Rev. Bill Stanfield addressed those gathered. Stanfield is the co-founder of Metanoia Community Development Corporation of North Charleston. Stanfield told those gathered that communities are often identified by their weaknesses rather than their strengths. Stanfield said a recent study showed that the neighborhoods with the most programs suffer the most. Stanfield attributed that trend to communities having to show how bad they are in order to receive help, rather than identifying what a community’s assets are and investing resources in those areas.

Stanfield told the story of a boy in his neighborhood who did not get any help until he had a run-in with the police. Stanfield said the boy was only able to have resources invested in him as the result of his worst day. The boy turned into a community leader under Stanfield’s mentorship.

A number of awards were given throughout the night. The Anna l. Robinson Neighborhood of the Year Award was given to Westside Community Club. Westside Community Club hosts educational events from organizations such as Beyond Abuse and on a variety of topics such as cancer risk. The neighborhood collects food for the Food Bank of Greenwood County and school supplies for children. Their annual back-to-school event is one of the most attended events in Greenwood County, attracting more than 400 area youth.

Toni Able of Healthy Greenwood Neighborhoods praised the work being done in the community.

“(Westside Community Club) has truly practiced the vision and mission of Healthy Greenwood Neighborhoods,” Able said. “Their neighborhood has excelled in the components of social, physical and collaborative revitalization efforts in Greenwood County.”

A complete list of award winners can be found in the sidebar to the right.







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