Get your best bow ties ready—the second annual “Bill Wilcox Bow Tie Award” will be presented on Thursday, October 30, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Y-12’s New Hope Center.
The Bow Tie Award and Fund was established in 2013 to honor the memory of Bill Wilcox. Known for his trademark bow ties, Wilcox was an active and loyal supporter of numerous community, civic, and religious organizations, including ADFAC. The Bow Tie Award honors local individuals who, like Wilcox, selflessly share their gifts for the betterment and well-being of the community and its citizens.
“We are pleased to announce the committee has unanimously selected Tim Myrick as the recipient of the 2014 Bill Wilcox Bow Tie Award,” said Louise Mixon, chair of the Bow Tie committee. “Tim is a delightful example of the values this award seeks to recognize. His steadfast commitment to ADFAC and many other organizations made him an easy choice for this distinction.”
Myrick has provided more than two decades of service to ADFAC, including serving on the board, helping repair and construct homes, and leading the agency through its recent strategic planning process.
Hosted by former WBIR anchor Bill Williams, other highlights of the Bow Tie event include free refreshments and a harp performance by Becky Hook. A silent auction will be held, offering items such as a Keurig K45 Elite coffee brewing system, wine and beer baskets, a painting party, and much more, a press release said. Attendees will have the opportunity to make donations to ADFAC in honor of Myrick.
Money raised from this event will support ADFAC’s Bow Tie fund, a special fund established through the generosity of individuals across the country who made contributions to ADFAC in memory of Bill Wilcox, the release said.
The Bow Tie event is free to attend, but reservations are required. Please contact Jamie LaRose at [email protected] or (865) 425-0256, ext. 107, to RSVP.
ADFAC, an independent nonprofit agency established in 1987, exists to serve the basic needs of primarily low-income residents in Anderson and surrounding Appalachian counties. ADFAC’s goal is to help families become stable and self-sufficient through a variety of direct assistance services provided by our Social Services and Affordable Housing programs.
The release said ADFAC answers more than 6,000 requests for assistance each year.