Spencer Penn receives grant

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Paul Collins Bulletin Staff Writer The Spencer-Penn Centre has been notified that its application for a $52,140 federal grant for a community kitchen project has been approved. That grant will enable the center to also use a $100,000 grant from the Virginia Tobacco Indemnification and Community Revitalization Commission, which was approved in January contingent on […]

Jordan good selection for Dalton award

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Mary Jordan exemplifies the spirit of community service that the annual Jack Dalton Award recognizes. Jordan, the executive director of the Spencer-Penn Centre, received the award Tuesday from the Henry County Board of Supervisors. The board selects the recipient from among people nominated by the public. Jordan was the driving force in the transformation of […]

Jordan gets Jack Dalton Award for her work at Spencer-Penn

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Posted: Wednesday, December 16, 2009 7:00 pm PAUL COLLINS Bulletin Staff Writer Spencer-Penn Centre Executive Director Mary Jordan had just presented an update about the center to the Henry County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday night when she got a surprise: The board presented her with the 2009 Jack Dalton Community Service Award. Jordan was […]

Having fun in our own neighborhood

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HOLLY KOZELSKY Bulletin Accent Editor The message by a doorway at Spencer-Penn Centre read “Bringing neighbors together.” The Spencer-Penn Centre certainly does that – but in its five years of enriching the community, it has expanded the definition of “neighbors.” Anyone who makes the drive to the center can not only do something worthwhile but […]

Cooking, meals are family affairs

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Skyler Walthall gives his mom, Amanda Walthall, a bite of Mini Carrot Cake Cup as the Murdock family gathers to taste some of their favorite foods in the Spencer-Penn Centre Kitchen. They were getting ready for the kids cooking camp Skyler’s grandmother and Amanda’s mother Dana Murdock, at right, will teach next week at the […]

Mary Jordan Family Fun Zone dedicated at Spencer-Penn

The Spencer Penn Centre, in partnership with the United Way of Henry County & Martinsville, held a dedication ceremony Saturday for the Mary Jordan Family Fun Zone addition to the centre’s library. Jordan, president of Spencer-Penn Centre, taught at Spencer-Penn Elementary School before it closed in 2004. The Family Fun Zone, which adjoins the library, […]

Appalachian Regional Commission funding for 16 projects in Southwest Virginia

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~ Sixteen projects directed at economic development, clean and safe water, workforce education and tourism ~ RICHMOND – Governor Timothy M. Kaine announced today that he has recommended more than $3.1 million in Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) funding for 16 projects in Southwest Virginia. The funds will help support economic development, clean and safe water, […]