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Congratulations Ken Wright, GRPA District 1 Volunteer of Year Award!



Mr. Ken Wright was named 2018 Volunteer of the Year Award for GRPA First District at the Awards Banquet Held in Augusta, Ga. Mr. Wright was chosen from 27 County/City Recreation Agencies in the 1st District. GRPA is made up of 7 Districts in our state. 

According to Danny Jones, DLCRA Exective Director, "Ken Wright is very deserving of this award as he is an exceptional volunteer for DLCRA.  Ken has been involved in the movement to develop Southern Pines Ag & Expo Center.  The Rec Authority had a 60,000sq ft arena building but lacked the amenities to host multiple day shows.  Ken was very involved pushing development of our barn – stalls – camper hookups.  Ken kept selling the benefits to our County of bringing outside dollars into our community.  Today we have added a Priefert arena drag, an outdoor warm up arena, fully paneled arena and the chutes for several different type shows".

"Ken has been very active in helping schedule events and bringing people to our arena.  He attends most shows and most of the time can be found prepping the arena either watering or dragging.  He’s a great ambassador for Southern Pines Ag & Expo Center and a great volunteer for our Community", Jones added.

Presenting this award to Ken is Randy Spivey, Athletic Director from DLCRA (President Elect of GRPA) and Bobby Martin, Chairman of District 1. In addition, being pictured is his very supportive wife, Kathy Wright.