Harvest Ministries of Wadesboro continued its “Connections” and “Show the Love” month by hosting the annual Education Appreciation Service. The day was dedicated to the many local educators, principals, teachers, administrators and support staff who work every day to teach and train the people of Anson County.
The Rev. Steve Adams, lead pastor of Harvest, opened the event by saying “everyone in this room has been shaped and molded by an educator.” Adams had Anson County schools students come forward and read why they have great teachers.
Anson High School Principal Chris Stinson, Peachland-Polkton Elementary School Principal Travis Steagall, Youth Career Connect Director Deborah Davis, Anson New Technology High School Principal Kevin Adams, Anson County Board of Education chairwoman Dr. Bobbi Little and others spoke on education and their experience in Anson County.
Adams presented each educator with a certificate of appreciation for their dedicated and committed service to Anson County students.
Keynote speakers for the event were Anson County Superintendent Michael Freeman and Dr. Don Altieri, former president of South Piedmont Community College. Both shared of their journey into education and the importance of the people who helped make it happen.
“These fine educators and those who work every day to prepare our students for their future are vital connections to the success of any community, and today and every day Harvest appreciates their efforts,” the Rev. Tim Adams, founder of Harvest, said.
To conclude the event, Steve Adams presented Freeman with a plaque of appreciation for him and the entire school board for their work. In addition, Altieri was presented an award for his commitment to education.
Steve Adams left the crowd with the sermon “Connected to the Classroom,” sharing that life will be a continually journey and that all have been given the greatest example of a teacher through Jesus. He challenged the congregants to serve someone else, saying that the greatest way to be a blessing is to be a teacher.
Harvest Ministries is located on U.S. Highway 74 in Wadesboro. Service times are Sundays at 10:30 a.m. For more information, contact 704-695-2879 or visit harvestmin.com.