A retirement reception is scheduled Sunday for Terry Pruett, a longtime official of Reeves Community Center who presently serves as program supervisor for youth and adult activities. Everyone is welcome.
The reception will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. in the RCC gym, which has been a focal point over the years for Pruett’s work with basketball leagues and other activities.
Pruett plans to retire from the Mount Airy Parks and Recreation Department on Dec. 31, after more than 37 years of service. In September 1973, he became executive director of the community center, an operation that had originated in the early 1950s as a YMCA facility and became part of the city government earlier this decade.
During his long tenure, Pruett has been a jack-of-all-trades who might be found setting up a softball league one minute and repairing a tennis court the next.
Organizers of Sunday’s reception say Pruett not only has provided dedicated service to Reeves Community Center, but the greater Mount Airy area as a whole. The city native was inducted into the Surry County Sports Hall of Fame two years ago.
Pruett has said that while he no longer will be employed at the community center, he plans to be an active member of the facility.
Refreshments will be served at Sunday’s reception.