Cartersville Ruritan Club recognized

Published 4:28 pm Thursday, January 25, 2018

The Cartersville Ruritan Club received the Gold Social Development Award for its community service activities performed during 2017. According to a release from the club, Fred Shumaker, left, the club’s current president, receives the certificate from Paul Folliard, zone governor of the Appomattox district. The honor, the highest awarded to an individual club, was given due to the club’s accomplished activities, which include a citizen home improvement project, a donation to Cumberland County Public Library, donation and delivery of Christmas baskets to shut-ins, scholarships to college students, a donation to the Cumberland County Public Schools Foundation, a donation to the Christmas Benevolent Fund, a donation to the World Pediatrics Project via Dr. Julian Metts, a donation to Special Olympics and a donation to the Harvey Hurricane Relief. The Herald commends the club for its generous support to area organizations. (Send “Way to Go!” photos with a description and names to

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