Dismas Charities Greensboro Marks Dismas 50th With Balloon Release

The Greensboro (NC) staff marked the 50th Anniversary of the Dismas organization September 5 by recognizing the community partners who significantly impacted the facility’s operation.  Special guests included U.S. Marshal Bill Stafford and Acting Chief of the Greensboro Police Department Anita Holder. Recognition awards were presented to Goodwill, the Interactive Resource Center, Barnabas Network, Alcohol & Drug Services, and U. S. Probation. Others attending included Guilford Technical Community College, staff from FCC Butner, and ITT Tech.  Later that day, staff and residents were treated to a fish and chicken dinner and were challenged by Director Dale Cauble to donate 100 cans of food to the local food bank. As part of the event closing, residents released 50 balloons, one for each year of Dismas service.  Event organizers were Resident Monitor Keith Terry, Counselor Elizabeth Gainey, Employment Specialist Sarah Jones, and Resident Monitor/Employment Specialist Melissa Harvey.