Letter to the editor: Kris Howell leads by example

Published 3:15 pm Monday, January 17, 2022

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To the editor:
We would like to recognize Kris Howell for her dedicated support of charitable giving in the Davie County community.
Regardless of each of our own opinions about the alcohol sales, Kris has made sure that charities and children and families benefit from the business she oversees.
Kris has given her own time, talents and treasures to local fundraising efforts that support children in crisis and extended education efforts. Because she leads by example, she has continued to be an example to her patrons as she encourages them to do the same. Kris Howell shines the motto of “give from the bottom of your heart, not the top of your purse.”
In December 2021, the Vernton Thompson Extended Education Scholarship Fund and The Dragonfly House Children’s Advocacy Center benefitted from a near-combined $20,000 total from store patrons through individual donations and raffles spearheaded by Kris and the ABC Store Bourbon Lottery.
Her passion for Davie County is obvious and we are thankful that she has taken time to model what giving back looks like during a period of crisis for our community.
Randy and Alex Thompson, Mocksville
on behalf of Vernon Thompson Extended Education Scholarship Fund through Davie Community Foundation.
Editor’s Note: Kris Howell is general manager aof the Mocksville-Cooleemee ABC Store Board