Our name says it all,” says Better Badin President, Bill Harwood. “We want to make Badin better.”
And this local organization is doing just that as it distributes funds from its coffers to help the community.
Ten organizations are benefiting or will benefit from money raised by Better Badin through a series of events. The Yadkin Masonic Lodge receives $200 help with its power bill; Badin Volunteer Fire Department receives $500; Badin Library receives up to $500 to renew its out-dated sign; up to $1,500 will go to a sound system for use at the festival and Christmas program; Badin Historic Museum receives $300; up to $1000 will go for a new indestructible basket ball goal if the Badin School approves; a sign planned for the intersection of Valley Drive and Morrow Mountain Road receives $1000; the downtown tree lights and electrical work involved receives $1000. A scholarship to honor Elvin Fisher for a Badin student to attend any college receives $250.
“Better Badin believes in transparency,” says Harwood. “Any one is welcome to see our accounts.”
Decisions on the dispersal of these funds was made by soliciting suggestions from Better Badin members. The long list was pared down and voted on.
“The committees work well together,” says Harwood. “I’m proud of what we’ve accomplished.”
Funds were raised through-out the year by a golf tournament, the Best of Badin Festival, the Triathlon and the Poor Man’s Supper