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First Posted: 12/18/2009

To the Mount Airy Granite Bears and the entire Mount Airy support system and community for their hard work in making it to a second consecutive state championship title game.
A lot of work by the players, coaches, school personnel, students, parents, community leaders and members goes into getting a team of skilled athletes to that level of play, and everyone should be proud of the success of the team and all involved.
To the Applewood Music Park in Cana, Va., for becoming Carroll Countys first Crooked Road Affiliated Partner.
The music park is one of many resources in the area that helps keep the old-time and bluegrass music and dancing this region is known for alive for others to enjoy and for the future to continue as a tradition.
To all the volunteers who help make the Surry County Sheriffs Office food distribution a success each year.
This year, the organization, with the help of 50 volunteers, packed food into 250 boxes and delivered them to needy families in the area. This is the 16th or 17th year the sheriffs office has provided this service for members of the community.
Also, to the volunteers, donors and members of the sheriffs office who made the Sheriffs Christmas Fund project a reality this year, and every year.
The sheriffs office will be providing gifts for about 250 children in Surry County this year for Christmas, and that couldnt happen without the help of everyone in the community who gives toys, monetary donations and helps with shopping and delivering the presents.
To the Fine Arts students and teachers at Mount Airy High School.
In a time when academics and athletics seem to be more important, the fine arts program pooled its resources to put on one large holiday program which include arts of all media music, theater, art, and more.
This program highlighted the talents of many students in Mount Airys school system.
To the Pilot Mountain Civic Club for providing much needed funds to the nonprofits in the community each year.
Members of the civic club donated more than $13,000 back to the community from monies it raised during the year. That money went to organizations like the Pilot Mountain Outreach Center, which helps provide food and heating bills payments for the needy in the community.
To the students and staff at Surry Central High School.
The school again this year has increased the amount of food and donations raised for the Foothills Food Pantry in Dobson. More than $2,700 was raised, and students delivered more than 9,600 pounds of food.

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