Rotarian Kent Spears, above right, told members of the Caldwell County Rotary Club about final preparations for the 8th annual Rotary Chili Cook-off. The event is set for Monday February 26th at the 1841 Restaurant in downtown Lenoir. Tickets are being sold by club members and may be purchased in advance at the restaurant. Club President Kent Greer, above left, assisted Spears with the display of the event's banner.


Rotarian John Coffey, above right, has been named a Paul Harris Fellow by the Caldwell County Rotary Club. It is the highest honor a Rotarian can receive. Coffey, who serves as the Chief Operating Officer for Blue Ridge Energy, is a veteran of the utility industry having previously worked in Indiana and Virginia before moving to Lenoir in 2015. Club President Kent Greer, above left, made the presentation to Coffey.

Bob Laws, above right, Executive Director of the Caldwell House, accepts a $250 contribution from Caldwell County Rotary Club. Club President Kent Greer, above right, made the presentation.
Caldwell House is a non-profit in-patient substance abuse treatment facility. Their goal is to provide a safe and healthy environment for alcoholics and addicts as they recover and re-enter society. The funds will be used to facilitate on-going efforts at Caldwell House.