Staff photos by Karen Kissiah
Mayor Andy Ingram presented Five Year Service Awards to these employees for their proven dedication to the Town of Cheraw. From left to right, are Ingram, Sgt. James Henderson and Detective George Halma with the Cheraw Police Department; Clint Driggers with the public utility department; and Debbie Hunter, Inventory Clerk and Secretrary.
Ricky Ingram, director of public utilities, center, and Lieutenant Mark Purvis of the Cheraw Police Department, right, were recognized by Mayor Andy Ingram for 15 years of service to the town.
Andy Ingram, left, presented 20 year service awards to Captain Julius Riley of the Cheraw Police Department; Bernice Bowling, school crossing guard; Hoyt Harrison, supervisor for waste water. In the back row are Chris Rowie, environmental system operator assistant; Jasper Ellis, public works department. Tommy Sylvia, Lieutenant for the fire department, was not present for the photograph.
These employees were recognized for 25 years of service to the Town of Cheraw. Mayor Andy Ingram, left, thank each of them for their contributions to the town. From left to right are Ingram, Sherry Tolson, Industrial Pretreatment coordinator and director; Henry Griggs, animal control officer, Ed Foster, supervisor for street maintenance; and Woodrow Gainey, crew foreman.
Tina Ellis was recognized for 30 years of service to the Town of Cheraw. She is the town Clerk and Treasurer. Ingram, left, thanked her for her loyalty.
Cheraw Municiple Judge J.A. Graves, right, was recognized for 35 years of service to the Town of Cheraw. Mayor Andy Ingram congratulated him on his years of service to the community.
At the end of each year the Town of Cheraw recognizes employees who have proven their loyalties through years of service. Employees are treated to lunch at the Country Kitchen, awarded service pins, and many of them receive door prizes.
Cheraw Mayor Andy Ingram, who presented the awards this year, said, “When you look good, we look good as a town and as a community.”
Ingram said he realized that working “in the public eye” can be difficult and commended employees for remembering that aspect of their jobs throughout the year.
“It’s reassuring to see so many people who have remained loyal to the town for so many years,” said Ingram. “It’s evidence we’re doing some things right.”
— Staff Writer Karen Kissiah can be reached by calling 843-537-5261, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.