Miss Alabama to attend Wiregrass United
Bryan, Miss Alabama 2012 will participate in the upcoming kickoff events for
the Wiregrass United Way on Thursday, September 6th. For the third
consecutive year the local United Way is conducting a bus tour of the five
counties they serve. Each stop will be at a United Way partnering agency. Miss
Alabama will be on the bus along with United Way volunteers and staff.
Bryan is a
2012 graduate of Samford University. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in
interior design. A native of Decatur she was a 2008 honors graduate from
Decatur High School. Bryan will represent Alabama in the 2013 Miss America
Pageant in Las Vegas in January. A talented vocalist she was the overall talent
winner at the Miss Alabama Pageant in June.
At each of the five bus stop events Miss Alabama will be available for
photographs and autographs. She will also speak to the attendees on the importance
of volunteering and supporting non-profit organizations in our state.
The schedule for the county events and locations are: 10:00 a.m. East
Geneva Senior Citizens Center in Slocomb;
11:00 a.m. Enterprise YMCA; 1:30 p.m. Vivian B. Adams School in
Ozark; 2:30 p.m. SpectraCare Health Services in Abbeville and 3:30 p.m.
Boys and Girls Club of Dothan. The public is invited to each event.
Mary Beth Maddox with Personnel Resources is serving this year as the
overall campaign chairman. There are volunteers across the five county area who
are assisting Maddox with the campaign this year including county campaign chairs,
board members, loaned executives and campaign coordinators within area
businesses. The five county campaign
chairs are: Coffee County Mary Sue Cain, Alabama Power Company; Dale County
District Attorney Kirke Adams; Geneva County Barbara Stripling, Wiregrass
Medical Center & Nursing Home; Henry County Headland Mayor Ray Marler and
Houston County Jeff Collins, Publix at Westway.
According to Walter Hill, Chief
Executive Officer for the Wiregrass United Way there are approximately 90 area
businesses who are Pacesetters this year. These are the companies that have
been conducting their United Way campaign during the month of August. Those
totals will be announced on September 6th and some businesses will
be recognized for increasing their campaigns over the previous year.
The Wiregrass United Way has served
the Wiregrass area since 1938, currently funding 37 agencies serving Coffee,
Dale, Geneva, Henry and Houston counties.
Funds raised by Wiregrass United Way are utilized locally in the five
county area. A committee of local
volunteers determines how the funds are distributed among the member
agencies. For more information call
792-9661or follow the Wiregrass United Way on twitter (@wuwnews) and on