UNION — Mrs. Barbara Rippy was presented with a Union County Cornerstone Award during the Union County Council meeting on April 8, 2014.
Mrs. Rippy was originally scheduled to receive the award during the presentation ceremony held in November 2013, in which she and the Rev. A.L. Brackett were honored, but medical issues prevented her attendance. The plaque presented to Mrs. Rippy is on display with the other recipients of the award on the Cornerstone Wall located outside of the Probate Office in the Union County Courthouse.
Mrs. Rippy was very honored by the award. She thanked many during the council meeting who helped to put the award together. She also said she would like to thank all of those who worked behind the scenes to prepare the plaque, the write ups in the Cornerstone program, and the presentation, including but not limited to employees of the Supervisor’s office and the Recreation Department.
The Union County Cornerstone Award began in 2011 under the direction of County Supervisor, Tommy Sinclair. As of Nov. 13, 2013, six individuals have been recognized for making a difference in Union County. We call these individuals our “Cornerstones” based on two definitions: “the first stone laid in a new building on the foundation” and “a vital person.” These individuals started the foundation for our futures and are vital to our community.
Nominations for the annual Cornerstone Award should be made to the County Supervisor.