The Class of 2012 that will be inducted into the Anderson County Hall of Fame on Thursday includes an athlete, coach, educator,Â elected official, military member, minister, visionary, and business and community leaders.
One person will also be recognized for lifetime achievement.
The sixth annual dinner and induction ceremony starts at the First Baptist Church of Clinton at 5:30 p.m. Thursday with a silent auction, followed by a 6 p.m. dinner and 7 p.m. induction ceremony.
Joan Cronan, womenâ€™s athletic director and former interim vice chancellor and athletic director of the University of Tennessee, will serve as the keynote speaker, a press release said.
Here is the Class of 2012:
- Nikki Caldwell â€” athlete
- Sam Dean â€” ministry
- Keys Fillauer â€” K-12 educator
- Lester Fox â€” business leader
- Lawrence Hahn â€” coach/youth mentor
- Helen Hammer â€” visionary
- Tom Kim â€” medical doctor, community leader
- Claude Martin â€” military
- Randy McNally â€” elected official
- Bear Stephenson â€” lifetime achievement.
The Anderson County Hall of Fame inducts 10 people each year who have ties to Anderson County.
Proceeds from Thursday’s ceremony benefit the Boys and Girls Club of North Anderson County. The club started the Anderson County Hall of Fame, said Mike Swisher, resource development director for the Boys and Girls Club of North Anderson County.
Tickets are still available. They cost $100, and $85 of that is tax-deductible, Swisher said.
The First Baptist Church is at 225 N. Main Street in Clinton.
The press release said the Boys and Girls Club of North Anderson County is a member of Boys and Girls Clubs of the Tennessee Valley and began providing services to children in 2005.
TheÂ Boys and Girls Clubs of the Tennessee Valley offers programs that increase academic success, encourage healthy lifestyles, and encourage good character and citizenship among youth. There are 14 club locations in Knox, Blount, Loudon, and north Anderson counties.