Continuing its mission of honoring outstanding Randolph County people and their achievements, the Randolph Society Foundation has selected five honorees for its Class of 2019.
The individuals will be announced over five weeks beginning Jan. 25. The honorees come from a variety of endeavors -- sports, entertainment, business, government and philanthropy. All the winners were nominated by citizens of Randolph County.
The stories of the Randolph Society honorees will be submitted to the County Journal, North County News and the Randolph County Herald Tribune for publication. In-depth articles with historic pictures and videos will be placed on the Randolph Society website and can be viewed at www.randolphsociety.org.
Stories of the 10 previously inducted honorees can be viewed on the Society webpage.
The public is invited to a special reception at the Randolph County Courthouse, where the stories of the honorees will be shared, and plaques will be mounted on the honor wall. The reception will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 3.
The Randolph Society Foundation was formed in 2016 in a joint venture with the Randolph County Historical Society and the Rotary Clubs of Chester, Red Bud and Sparta.
The Class of 2019 will be the third group of outstanding individuals honored for their achievements. Board members of the Foundation are Chairman Dr. Marc Kiehna; Secretary Julie Gangloff; Treasurer Justin Jeffers; and Emily Lyons, Cynthia Lawder, Jane Lucht and Dr. Lauren Kiehna.
The Randolph Society Foundation is a registered 501c3 organization. Donations to the Foundation are encouraged and used to further the vision of the Society: "Remembering Our Past, Educating Our Future."