(c)2013 NPT PHOTOS BY KATIE PITTSER
Bo Shafer was the guest speaker during Monday's banquet. He stressed
to the audience the importance of finding the positive in everything. For
more photos, please see page 10 in the Thursday, Feb. 28 edition of the
Newport Plain Talk.
|Published: 9:12 AM, 02/28/2013
||Last updated: 9:12 AM, 02/28/2013
Author: Katie Pittser
Source: The Newport Plain Talk
NEWPORT-The Ninth Annual Board of Directors Awards
Banquet was held Monday evening at the Boys & Girls Club of Newport/Cocke
President of the Board, Tammy Francis, welcomed everyone
to the event.
The club handed out pamphlets highlighting the goals of
club's program, as well as the milestones. The biggest milestone for 2012 was
being able to purchase a new activity bus with funds made available through at
$30,000 grant through the Wright Foundation. Shane Borie, Unit Director, said
something new to club recently is a pavilion that was built so the youth can
better enjoy their lunches and snacks outside during warmer weather.
The guest speaker for the evening was Alex A.
"Bo" Shafer, Jr., of Knoxville.
Chris Triplett introduced Shafer, noting that Shafer
attended the University of Tennessee-Knoxville from 1955 to 1959 where he
played football. Shafer graduated from UT with a degree in Business
Administration. From 1959 to 1960, Shafer served with the military police in
France. After his service, Shafer returned home to Knoxville and became the
second-generation president/owner of Shafer Insurance Agency. He is the
Chairman of the Board for Shafer Insurance and works with several non-profit
organizations including the Salvation Army and the United Way. Shafer has also
served as the International President of Kiwanis.
For more details, please see the Thursday edition of the
Newport Plain Talk.
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