Dr. Robert Calhoun and Cecil Cornwell have been honored by the Salvation Army for their years of service as members of the Newnan advisory council.
Calhoun and Cornwell received plaques during the Salvation Army’s Newnan Service Center annual banquet on March 17. Calhoun received the lifetime member designation, and Cornwell was named council member emeritus at the luncheon at Wesley Woods of Newnan-Peachtree City.
Longtime board member Bette Hickman spoke, calling Cornwell and Calhoun “two special people who have both been on our board more than 15 years each." She added, “They both worked very diligently.”
Hickman said Cornwell has been involved with many Salvation Army projects – including digging trenches at the service center to help rectify a drainage issue.
Calhoun was the advisory council’s treasurer for several years. “He has been a good steward over looking over our finances,” Hickman said.
“That’s extended service. That’s invaluable service to the Salvation Army,” said Major Todd Hawks, commander of Metropolitan Atlanta Area Command.
Top bell ringers during the Christmas season were also recognized. The Red Kettle Drive each Christmas brings in funds that are used to help local families.
Terry Schroeder, the top bell ringer, collected $6,330.97. Bob Langley, second place, collected $2,099.39, and Bill Querry, third place, collected $1,896.67. All three are members of White Oak Golden K. The club’s collections totalled $22,121.61.
“I can’t say enough about these bell ringers,” Hickman said.