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Mayfield-Graves County Truck Pullers recognized statewide for their fundraising for Community Christmas Connection
Mayfield-Graves County Truck Pullers recognized statewide for their fundraising for Community Christmas Connection

The Mayfield-Graves County Truck Pullers Association recently was honored at the annual fall institute conference in Lexington of the Kentucky public schools’ Family Resource and Youth Services Centers. 

 

Concluding the fall conference each year is the Bridges Over Barriers Brunch and Awards Program. Local FRYSC centers may nominate community partners for awards. A committee of the FRYSCKY Coalition Board of Directors selects and honors recipients in three categories. They include for-profit, nonprofit, and individual. The intention is to highlight community partners who excel in supporting family resource and youth services centers, embracing the FRYSC goal to remove nonacademic barriers to learning as a means to enhance student academic success.

 

Former Symsonia and Farmington elementary schools’ FRC coordinator Jennifer Morris nominated the Truck Pullers earlier in the year. Her narrative explained the "Pulling for Kids" backstory and significant financial contributions to the Community Christmas Connection. It also detailed the evolving partnership of truck pull leaders Larry Wooley, Kenneth Wiggins, Kenny Wiggins and Ricky Wilson, with the Mayfield and Graves County FRYSC centers. Larry Wooley and Kenneth Wiggins, along with their wives, were on hand at the brunch to receive their award, presented to them by Wingo FRC coordinator, Tana Jones.

 

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The Mayfield-Graves County Truck Pullers Association recently was honored at the annual Fall Institute conference in Lexington of the Kentucky public schools’ Family Resource and Youth Services Centers. The Truck Pullers have raised thousands of dollars in recent years from their annual truck and tractor pull. They donate the money to the Community Christmas Connection to help families in need each year. Pictured at the presentation of the Bridges Over Barriers Best Partner Non-Profit Organization Award are, from left, BOB Selection Committee chair T.C. Johnson, Wingo FRC coordinator Tana Jones, Kenneth Wiggins, and Larry Wooley.