W. Dunlap Covington Award for Community Services
The W. Dunlap Covington Award for Community Service was established in 1995 and is presented at the Chamber’s annual Membership meeting and annual dinner in November. The award was established to honor Dunlap Covington, who was instrumental in organizing the Chamber in 1963, and who served as president for the organization’s first four years.
Previous Winners Include:
2016 — Lewis Evans, Lewis B. Evans, Consulting
2015 — Alex Sewell, Town of Wadesboro Manager
2014 — Ann James and the Anson Crisis Ministry
2013 — Anson County Arts Council
2012 — Jilla Gathings
2011 — Mary Little (posthumous), Columbus McKinnon, HOLLA!
2010 — Todd Moore, Pee Dee Electric Membership Corp.
2009 — Elaine Scarborough, the Anson County Partnership for Children
2009 — The Anson County Partnership for Children
2008 — Lynn Edwards, Anson County Chamber of Commerce
2007 — Dana Maness, Anson Bank & Trust
2006 — John Dunlap, Anson County Historical Society
2005 — Jarvis Woodburn, Columbus McKinnon and Anson County Commissioner
2004 — Anne Covington Leary, Thrisft Loan & Finance
2004 — Uptown Wadesboro Inc.
2003 — Russell Sikes, Plank Road Realty
2002 — The Rev. Priscilla Durkin, First Presbyterian Church
2001 — Carol Smith, Burnsville Recreation and Learning Center
2000 — Elbert Marshall, Anson County Chamber of Commerce
1999 — Don Altieri, South Piedmont Community College
1998 — Don Scarborough, Plank Road Realty
1997 — Chris and Robin Sanford, Wadesboro IGA
1996 — The Anson County Writers’ Club
1995 — Denise Beachum, Fancy Crafts
Henry W. Little III Community Leadership Award
The Henry W. Little III Community Leadership Award was initiated in 2005 and was awarded posthumously to the Anson County business and community leader, who died in August 2005. The award will be presented annually to an individual or group that exemplifies Little’s ideals and standards of service.
Previous Winners Include:
2016 — Senator Tom McInnis
2015 — Chuck Horne, Hornwood Inc.
2014 — Vancine Sturdivant, Anson County Commissioner
2013 — Anna Baucom, Anson County Board of Commissioners Chair
2012 — Lawrence Gatewood, Anson County Manager
2011 — Fred Thompson, Anson Community Hospital
2010 — Jim Strayhorn, retired, Anson Bank & Trust
2009 — Don Altieri, retired, South Piedmont Community College; retired, New Ventures Business Development Inc.
2008 — Carli Little, H.W. Little Hardware/Uptown Wadesboro Inc
2007 — Russell Sikes, Plank Road Realty
2006 — Leon Gatewood, HOLLA!
2005 — Henry W. Little III (posthumous)