alfa_logoHICKORY, N.C. — ALFA presented its annual volunteer awards on May 23 at Council on Adolescence, 1120 Fairgrove Church Rd. S.E.

Recipients were: Distinguished Business Philanthropist, HG Fitness; Youth Volunteer, Megan Tetrick; Angel Award, Audrey Goodenough; Consumer Advocate Volunteer, Linda Smallwood; Candlelight Award, Kathy Crowder; Distinguished Board Member, Christina Kliesch; and Steve Yount Memorial Award, Michael Bookout.


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Does your organization or special interest group have events or great information to share with our readers? If so, be sure to send in your information to In the upcoming months, we’ll feature one of you in our news notes section in each issue. Are you a part of a Meetup, Yahoo or Google group and do you do something that’s really newsworthy? Do you provide a service for the community or hold fundraisers for worthy causes? Do you educate the public about LGBT issues or concerns? Of course, this is only a sampling of things we are interested in. It’s the aim of these pieces to inform, enlighten and educate our readers about what we’re doing here in the Carolinas to champion LGBT rights, as well as offer resources for those who may be interested in what your group is doing.

Lainey Millen was formerly QNotes' associate editor, special assignments writer, N.C. and U.S./World News Notes columnist and production director from 2001-2019 when she retired.