Ed Benton receives governor’s volunteer award

Published 2:26 pm Tuesday, May 8, 2018

The NC Commission on Volunteerism and Community Service in the Office of the Governor is honored to announce Mr. Ed Benton as the Tyrrell County award recipient for 2017.

Mr. Ed Benton was recognized at the Tyrrell County Commissioners’ meeting on May 1.  He has been an asset to the library over the past 10-12 years.  He has volunteered his time assisting with children and youth programming, including movie nights, Building Buddies and being costumed characters.

He has helped with various library fundraisers, mounted memorial plaques on library chairs, prepared food for library events, set up and cleaned up after events, re-wired a library office and provided trouble-shooting for a water leak.

Mr. Benton has given his time and talents unselfishly during the past year at the public library, as well as in previous years.

We congratulate Ed as the 2017 NC Outstanding Volunteer winner for Tyrrell County!

The NC Governor’s Award for Volunteer Service is an important part of the proud history and tradition of volunteerism and community service in our state.

For over 40 years, the program has honored the true spirit of volunteerism in our state by recognizing individuals, groups and businesses that make a significant contribution to their community through volunteer service. Over 16,000 North Carolinians have been recognized for their service through the years.