Head Start Center Named For Jack Koontz
Published 12:00 am Thursday, January 19, 2012
By Mike Barnhardt
Jack Koontz spent a career delivering the mail.
He’s spent a lifetime serving his fellow man.
Last week, a special delivery was made in his honor – a delivery that should help young children succeed for generations to come.
YVEDDI named its newest facility the Jack G. Koontz Head Start Center. Koontz is a long-time member of the YVEDDI board, currently serving as chair.
“This may be his greatest delivery ever,” said Khari Garvin, director of Head Start for North Carolina.
The new center is on NC 801 near US 601 South, and replaces a rented facility in Cooleemee.
“This is significant,” Garvin said. “In a time of budget cuts, this agency found a thousand ways to leverage funding and resources.”
It also sends a positive message to the community – especially the most vulnerable families.
“It says the children and families are worth it. They are worth being served in a world-class facility by a well-qualified staff …