ROCK HILL, SC – The galleries of the Museum of York County were the setting for the 2009 Gala, held on February 7. About 250 guests attended this 28th anniversary event, raising funds for Culture & Heritage Museums programs through ticket sales and live and silent auctions.
Norma and Bob Thompson were recognized with the Annie Award for their long-term commitment to and leadership in the fundraising efforts of the Culture & Heritage Museums. Never expecting public accolades, the Thompsons have served for many years in positions not always visible to the public, but invaluable to staff. This award acknowledges their incredible investments of time, talent and treasure.
Members of the 2009 Gala Committee were co-chairs Jennifer and Chris Ruh, Carrie Andrews, Belinda and Kyle Curtis, Catherine and Freddy Faircloth, Paula Gillman, Linda Poteat, Dee Dee and Jay Rinehart, Victoria Thomas and Michele Wilson.
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The Culture & Heritage Museums are managed by the York County Culture and Heritage Commission (CHC), chartered in 1997 by the York County, South Carolina, Council. The Culture and Heritage Foundation supports the CHC, its museums and the future museum being developed on the Catawba River at I-77.