The Upper Palmetto Chapter held its Annual Meeting and Cookout on Thursday, July 12th to celebrate its outstanding Board of Directors and volunteers.
Close to 100 people came to the Boyd Hill Recreation Center in Rock Hill to have dinner, play lawn games and trivia, and see the Chapter’s first “Disaster Display.” Through the work of eight volunteers, attendees were invited to tents displaying the steps involved in Disaster Action Team Response, Service to Armed Forces, and Shelter Operations.
Winthrop intern Nicole Kayse helped organize the event, saying, “The best part was that families involved in our Chapter were able to meet each other, and hopefully create new friendships in and out of the Red Cross.”
Youth volunteers also coordinated a trivia contest with prizes for those with the best Red Cross knowledge, and distributed gift bags of coloring books, crayons, snack containers, and other toys to young children (courtesy of State Farm).
“It was great to see so many generations of Red Crossers together in the same room,” said Katharine Correll, Exexutive Director of the Upper Palmetto Chapter. “We had volunteers who have been with the Chapter for 20 years talking to our new high school-aged volunteers. It shows that the Red Cross mission is for everyone.”