31st Annual YMCA Spirit of Beckley

The Spirit of Beckley Community Service Award is annually given to an individual, who has, throughout his or her life, selflessly worked to enrich our area and positively affect the lives of the people that reside here. This person’s leadership and dedication of their time and their resources is exhibited without the expectation of recognition, for the personal satisfaction comes privately and without notice.

By being selected, the individual becomes the cornerstone for the Spirit of Beckley, which serves as the annual fundraising campaign for the YMCA of Southern West Virginia. Y Members and the community are asked to contribute to the campaign in honor of the recipient. All proceeds go towards the Y’s Youth Programs.

The YMCA of Southern West Virginia is proud to recognize the kindness of this person by presenting them with the Spirit of Beckley Community Service Award. It is our hope that others are inspired by the work of this individual, and view them as an exemplary guiding light in which to follow.
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BISHOP FRED T. SIMMS
2017 Spirit of Beckley

The 31st Spirit of Beckley Dinner Honoring Bishop Fred T. Simms will be held Monday, December 11, 2017 at 6:00pm at the Beckley-Raleigh County Convention Center.  For more information on the event and how you can honor Bishop Simms, click on the link below.

SPIRIT OF BECKLEY PACKET
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Past Recipients
2016: Coach Dave Barksdale
2015: Mel Hancock
2014: Charlie Houck
2013: Jerry & Sherry Rose
2012: Nancy Kissinger
2011: Doug & Linda K. Epling 
2010: William H. Baker
2009: Mayor Emmett S. Pugh, III
2008: Michael W. Darby
2007: Congressman Nick J. Rahall, II
2006: Warren Hylton
2005: Robert S. Kiss
2004: Jimmy D. Phillips
2003: Betty & Joan Wilkes
2002: Susan Stevenson Landis
2001: Charles & Charlotte Massinople and Mike & Kitty Massinople
2000: Mr. & Mrs. Tracy Warren Hylton
1999: Jerome R. Van Meter
1998: Mr. James C. Justice, II
1997: Mrs. Erma Vecellio Grogan & Mr. Leo Vecellio Sr.
1996: Mr. Elmo J. Hurst
1995: Mr. Alex D. George, Sr.
1994: Mrs. Nancy Pat Lewis-Smith & Mr. Hulett C. Smith
1993: Mr. Warren A. Thornhill, III
1992: Dr. & Mrs. M.M. Ralsten
1991: Mrs. Margaret Sayre
1990: Mr. Charles K. Connor, Jr.
1989: Mr. Leslie C. Gates
1988: Mrs. Mary Cape Smith
1987: Mrs. Lucy Hays

Event Date: 
Monday, December 11, 2017 - 6:00pm