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UWKC celebrates its volunteers at dinner
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Zack Medlin (at right) received the Jake Watson award

The United Way of Kershaw County (UWKC) hosted its 2012 volunteer recognition dinner on Feb. 7.

In conjunction with the event, the organization celebrated UWKC President Donny Supplee’s 20th year with the United Way.

During the dinner, 17 United Way Partner Agency Volunteers of the year were named: Elizabeth Towell, Jaime Jones, Glen Inabinet, Jimmie Mayer, Linda Klein, Nancy Romaniello, Gloria Williams, Kimberly Taylor, Johnna Young, Ted B. Freeman, Mr. and Mrs. John Melville, Carolyn Ham, William B. Gaither, David Morales, Arnold Roberts, Girls in Action Trinity Baptist and Mary Long.

The Ann Dallas Volunteer of the Year award was awarded to Dr. Carolyn Ham of the Kershaw County Literacy Association.

Some community organizations that Ham was involved with include the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County and New Day on Mill. Ham was involved in education for 40 years and worked with ATEC for 38 years.

"I love Camden, I love my community ... this is quite an honor. Dallas was quite a woman and I feel honored to have my name attached with hers," said Ham.

UWKC volunteer Zack Medlin received the 2012 Jake Watson Award. The award was established in 1992 to honor the life, legacy and servant leadership of Jake Watson.

Medlin has volunteered for the United Way for 20 years and has served as the photographer and videographer for the UWKC. UWKC staff said of Medlin that he is "willing to do anything we ask ... and always with a sweet spirit."

At the end of the night, Supplee’s service to the community as UWKC president was honored by guests, family and staff members.