Phyllis learning about Davie jobs

Published 2:06 pm Tuesday, December 19, 2023

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Now that Philanthropy Phyllis has completed her applications, she is spending her holiday break from school visiting the IGNITE DAVIE (ID) Employers of Choice to thank them for supporting the promise and to ask questions about the types of jobs/careers they offer.

Phyllis remembered Fuller Welding stories from her father, Philanthropy Phil, and stopped by to speak with Phil and Darlene Fuller about their business.

She also had an interesting conversation with Jessica Yarbrough and Wesley Johnson at Johnson Insurance Services.

As she left, Phyllis decided to stop in at the new Allegacy Federal Credit Union in Mocksville. She enjoyed meeting their friendly staff who even let her sit at a desk and count some money.

The next day, Phyllis decided to visit some of the local companies who employ workers in a variety of trades. Avgol allowed her in the plant area and let her test her skills on a forklift. The workers there were so friendly, and all seemed to enjoy their jobs.

The staff at DEX shared lots of information about their company and allowed Phyllis to test her skills in answering the phones at the call center.

Webb Heating and Air Conditioning let her drive the service truck.

The staff at Computer Guys brought their families in to met Phyllis in person since they had seen her picture in the paper.

Before returning to Mocksville, Phyllis headed to Winston-Salem to talk with Brian Nicolay at FLOW Automotive Group. Brian shared the requirements for a sales position and showed Phyllis how to read a listing sheet for a new vehicle.

As her last stop, Phyllis visited Davin Brown at Meg Brown Home Furnishings in Bermuda Run. Davin was happy to show Phyllis the furniture offered at Meg Brown. Phyllis was excited about the idea of a new recliner for their home and plans to talk with her parents about it.

As Phyllis ended the week, she realized there are many jobs available in her local community that she had no idea existed. She plans to make an effort to visit all of the Employers of Choice while on holiday break.

Phyllis is excited to tell her peers about the wonderful companies in our area that are looking for employees and will be interested in hiring ID graduates.

“What a wonderful opportunity Davie County is offering their young people; a college education debt free and local jobs that offer competitive salaries,” she said.

The only thing left to ensure the ID College Promise exists for Philanthropy Phyllis’ young siblings and cousins is to meet the $3 million endowment goal.The fundraising efforts are $113,334 away from success!

Give online at, choose IGNITE DAVIE from the drop-down menu or send a check payable to Davie Community Foundation to PO Box 546, Mocksville, NC 27028. Note IGNITE DAVIE in the memo.