Left: Brian Starford, Bartow regulation director, and Mitch Malone, senior field technician, help prepare lunch. Right: Dave Moore, District executive director, serves up his special stew.
More than 30 District employees were rewarded for their “spirit” with a special lunch prepared by David Moore, District executive director, and Brian Starford, Bartow regulation director.
Moore and Starford were the auctioneers for an annual lunch auction that raises funds for an “adopt-a-family” program that helps employees, their families, and their friends and neighbors. The program is part of the District’s holiday benevolent activities, which are organized by the Employee Committee. This year’s auction raised nearly $6,000.
A costume contest is held in conjunction with the auction, and this year it was hard to pick just one winner.
“There were so many great costumes and so many people participated that Brian and I wanted to reward all of them for their part in adding to the success of the charity auction,” said Moore.
Moore and Starford prepared Moore’s famous “low-country Frogmore stew,” a coastal Carolina specialty similar to a crawfish boil or clam bake. “It’s nice to be able to do things like this where people can get to know each other better,” said Moore. “It’s great to have an organization with such a family atmosphere.”