Town of Denton Memorial Day ServiceThe Town of Denton is hosting a Memorial Day Service Monday, May 27 at 5pm in Harrison Park. This is a reverent service
honoring those who gave the ultimate sacrifice. A FREE Hot Dog cookout will follow the service sponsored by the Town. A Classic
Car Show will take place before from 3-6pm in the parking lot behind Harrison Park. In case of rain, updates will be posted
on the Town website, wwwtownofdenton.com and the Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/TownofDentonNC/.
Tour de Kale
20 Years and Still Rolling
In 2000, eight individuals set out to organize a bike ride benefitting their
good friend, Kale Watkins, who endured a life altering accident. Twenty years later TDK has evolved into one of the most well-executed
fund-raising events for hardship medical cases in the Denton, NC community. With over 200 volunteers, TDK continues to bless
this community with life changing financial assistance. To date, TDK has given $850,000 to individuals and families during
their time of need. The impact of such a gift is hard to explain; perhaps words are not even appropriate. What speaks volumes,
however, are the actions of this community. The TDK family continues to grow as nearly every former beneficiary and/or family
member returns the following year to lend support to the organization. The continued dedication of volunteers speaks volumes
about the town and the people of this community.
The organizers of
Tour de Kale have decided to look to the future of TDK and agreed to make a change for the coming years substituting a new
event in place of the bike ride. A severe decline in the number of road cyclists is a major factor in this decision.
At this time organizers are seeking input from the community, sponsors, as well as participants for the new direction of TDK.
Everyone is encouraged to share ideas and thoughts on the future of TDK via Facebook https://www.facebook.com/tdkdenton/ or
online at tourdekale.com.
While the future of TDK holds lots of opportunities,
the focus this year, as always, is to execute one of the finest bike rides/run in the Southeast and support this year’s
beneficiary, Randy Chappell.
The 20th Annual Tour De Kale
will commence June 15. All cycling events will start at 8am at Denton FarmPark, no staggered start. Running events will take
place at Harrison Park at 8pm. Participants can register at tourdekale.com. Information on registration or becoming a sponsor
can be obtained by visiting the website at www.tourdekale.com, by emailing email@example.com, or by calling the TDK hotline
Don’t miss the opportunity to ride in the final
bike ride of TDK and remember: this is not an end, but the beginning of a new chapter for Tour de Kale.
HOSPICE OF DAVIDSON COUNTY CELEBRATES 10TH ANNIVERSARY OF
HINKLE HOSPICE HOUSE
Annual Board Awards Also Presented at Event
Hospice of Davidson County celebrated the 10th anniversary of the Henry Etta & Bruce Hinkle
Hospice House at its annual donor recognition event.
growing needs for Davidson County residents, the nonprofit broke ground on the only inpatient hospice care facility in Davidson
County in August 2007. The 12-bed inpatient unit officially opened in February 2009 and has served more than 2,900 patients
and families since.
“We are honored to be caretakers for the Bruce
and Henry Etta Hinkle Hospice House,” said Hospice of Davidson County CEO Laura Owen. “For many years, we saw
Davidson County residents having to access inpatient hospice care outside of our county. Due to the generous support of our
community, we’re honored to be celebrating the 10th anniversary of this remarkable facility.
“On a personal level, on multiple occasions my family has received services at the Hinkle Hospice House.
The warm and comforting environment of the facility and of the staff provided a supported experience that we will forever
be grateful for.”
Additionally, Hospice of Davidson County Board
of Directors President Daniel James, presented the agency’s annual board awards.
Receiving the Founders Award were
Joyce and Monty Oliver for their more than 10 years of support, making contributions of their time and resources positively
benefiting the agency.
In addition, Younts Insurance received
the Community Partner Award for its decade of support through event sponsorships, staff volunteer time, advocacy and continued
involvement with Hospice of Davidson County.
In 2018, Hospice of Davidson
County served more than 900 individuals in the Piedmont Triad with the agency’s various programs and services including
providing more than $55,000 in charity care for patients in need of end-of-life care.
For more information Hospice of Davidson County, visit hospiceofdavidson.org or Facebook.