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Currie Retires As Meals On Wheels Director

At its May 12 business meeting the Board of Directors for SCOPE/Meals on Wheels recognized Hoke Currie for ten years of dedication, passion and leadership as he retires from his position as Director of Operations.

Chairman Becky Kelly said, “Hoke Currie has given tirelessly to promote the mission of Meals on Wheels over the past ten years. It is because of his expert organizational skills, energy, and concern for the welfare of the citizens of our community, the program has been such a tremendous success. We will miss his daily leadership, but are pleased that he will continue to serve as a volunteer.”

Currie began as the first coordinator for Heart of Virginia Meals on Wheels in 2001. Later, as Meals on Wheels merged with SCOPE (Senior Citizens of Prince Edward), he was named director of operations. Prior to his work with Meals on Wheels, Currie served as chairman for FACES (Farmville Area Community Emergency Services) and as Sports Information director for Longwood College (1979-1997).

Among the accomplishments of which Currie is most proud, are seeing how well the entire community came together to make Meals on Wheels successful over the years. In addition, Meals on Wheels surpassed the benchmark of delivering over 200,000 meals in April 2011.

Currie says he plans to travel more and visit his friends and family, especially his new grandson, in his native North Carolina. He also plans to continue his volunteer work with charitable organizations, including delivering meals for Meals on Wheels.

SCOPE/Meals on Wheels is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing and delivering balanced, nutritious meals to the elderly, disabled and home-bound who have no reliable means of obtaining their daily food requirements. Volunteers provide meal delivery service Monday through Friday. An 18-member Board of Directors serves as the governing body. Visit www.scopemow.farmville.net for more information