Food Hub fund-raising event honors Glovier

The McDowell County office of the N.C. Cooperative Extension held a special event Monday, Sept. 30 at the McDowell Senior Center in Marion. This event was held to honor the life and work of Sue Glovier (center) and kick off the fund-raising campaign for the Foothills Food Hub’s teaching kitchen. When it is complete, the Food Hub will have a teaching kitchen to folks learn how to cook healthier meals and other classes. It will be named after Glovier, long-time teacher and former director of food services for McDowell County schools. At the event, a big check of $1,000 was presented by Jeannie Elliott (right) of the Old Fort Extension Community Association to Food Hub Director Heather Edwards (left) for this effort. The McDowell Local Food Advisory Council and Old Fort ECA contributed to this celebration.

The Sue Glovier Teaching Kitchen Celebration & Fundraiser was held on Monday, Sept. 30 at the McDowell County Senior Center in Marion, paying tribute to an educator who worked to pass her skills along to others.

Former students, friends, and fellow Old Fort Extension Community Association members attended, many sharing stories about learning in Glovier’s classroom. McDowell County Commissioner Tony Brown said he learned how to sew and tie a tie — not easy tasks.

Another student shared that her skirt hem was less than perfect causing the horizontal stripes to be slanted. But that was a learning experience, a way to gain skills that would be needed later on.

Glovier, guest of honor, spoke about the importance of Foothills Food Hub to the community because adults and youth who have healthy diets with fresh, local ingredients have a better quality of life.

Continuing its tradition of giving, the Old Fort Extension Community Association donated $1,000 to the Sue Glovier Teaching Kitchen to kick off the fund-raising campaign. The Foothills Food Hub and the Sue Glovier Teaching Kitchen will continue helping McDowell County support local agriculture and foods while increasing county residents’ skills in preparing and preserving local, healthy foods for their families. This creates a stronger, more vibrant community.

If you would like to contribute to the Sue Glovier Teaching Kitchen, you can write a check to the Foothills Food Hub with Sue Glovier Teaching Kitchen on the memo line. Mail checks to N.C. Cooperative Extension, McDowell County Center, 60 East Court Street, Marion, 28752. You can also visit Foothills Food Hub Website and contribute online. Please designate funds to Sue Glovier Teaching Kitchen.

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