In case you have been scrambling to search for a weekend learn, worry no extra — the thirty fifth annual version of Profile is included in Friday’s paper.
The distribution of the particular part was postponed by a day due to a weather-related delay in supply.
The annual publication seeks to solid a optimistic mild on the Greenwood group by profiling individuals and organizations, and this 12 months’s theme, “Silver Lining: Discovering it in a Pandemic,” isn’t any totally different.
Whereas the COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted life in Greenwood since final 12 months, individuals have persevered and risen to the event.
Inside the version’s 88 colourful pages are tales of individuals and establishments who’re making probably the most out of the unprecedented pandemic, similar to performing artists who discover new methods to play, companies which have needed to adapt, church buildings that proceed to offer worship companies and academics who’ve confronted the problem of on-line instruction, amongst others.
“After we plan the Profile version every year, we search for the success tales. We need to inform in regards to the individuals and establishments that make Greenwood and the encircling space particular. They’re there not simply in good instances however in tough ones, too,” mentioned Tim Kalich, the Commonwealth’s editor and writer. “The COVID-19 pandemic has introduced numerous difficulties, however as this version reveals, our group has risen to the problem.”
Additionally included on this 12 months’s version are:
• A profile of Herman Perkins, supervisor of Century Funeral House and this 12 months’s Group Service Award Winner. The award comes with a $1,000 donation made by the Commonwealth to a charity of Perkins’ alternative, which will likely be St. Francis of Assisi College.
• Profiles of Robert Collins, a Leflore County supervisor; Clinton Gatewood, Greenwood Excessive College’s soccer coach; Dr. Kathie Stromile Golden, a Mississippi Valley State College administrator; Wade Litton, CEO of Wade Inc.; Moss Melton, an legal professional; Katie Mills, govt director of the Museum of the Mississippi Delta; Samantha Milton, faculty board president and most cancers survivor; and Jane Moss, Viking Vary’s chief monetary officer.
• A glance into hospice care at North Sunflower and the resilience of well being care employees at Greenwood Leflore Hospital amid the pandemic.
• A have a look at Delta Streets Academy’s plans for enlargement.
• An replace on Categorical Grain’s evolving enterprise.
• An examination of how the filming of the TV collection “Girls of the Motion” is contributing to the Greenwood space’s financial system.