Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Cave Spring retiree is Volunteer of the Year

Media release: Alan Reeves, a retiree from Georgia Power, won the Volunteer of the Year Award from the Floyd County school system for 2013.  Reeves is a regular volunteer at Cave Spring Elementary School.  He was presented with his award at the April, Floyd County Board of Education meeting. 

Reeves is involved in so many good works at Cave Spring that Trina Self, principal of Cave Spring,  had to make a list to read at the recognition ceremony.  Self said, "when I finish, you will understand why I needed to write it down."  Reeves solicited donations from Home Depot and Georgia Power to complete an Outdoor Classroom at Cave Spring Elementary. He delivered the donated materials
and was instrumental in the completion of the project that was to become known as the Donna M. Winn Outdoor Classroom. Reeves also donated grass seed and sowed the seed in the median in front of the school, built a puppet stage for Pre-K, made instruments for music classes, and installed reserved parking signs,  All of this, plus Mr. Reeves mentors and tutors four students and serves as a guest speaker in classrooms.
"Alan Reeves retired from Georgia Power and went right to work for Cave Spring Elementary as a volunteer," Self added.  "He has donated hundreds of hours to the children at Cave Spring Elementary and has asked for nothing in return."  

The Volunteer of the Year Award is given annual to an individual volunteer who has given of time and talents in service to children in a Floyd County school. 
Photo: Alan Reeves, 2013 Floyd County Schools Volunteer of the Year, at Cave Spring Elementary with third-grade students Don Vining and Jahnaaya Jackson.

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