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Boomershines receive Helping Hands Award
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Walt and Winkie Boomershine, at left, accept the Helping Hands Award on Tuesday night at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Hall County’s annual fundraising dinner at the Gainesville Civic Center. The couple have donated what the night’s program called “substantial financial support” over the years, and Walt Boomershine sits on the Clubs’ advisory board. Board members Abb Hayes, center right, and Phillip Sartain introduced the Boomershines. - photo by NAT GURLEY
Before Elizabeth Smart gave the evening’s keynote address, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Hall County presented this year’s Helping Hands Award, given to an individual or group for their contributions. Board member Phillip Sartain said it was “truly an honor” to present the award to Walt and Winkie Boomershine, longtime supporters of the club. “Gainesville-Hall County is a stronger community because of people like Walt and Winkie Boomershine,” Sartain said.