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RALEIGH, NC . . . At a celebration for the Summer Salute planning committee, North State Bank executives presented a check for $125,000 to members of Transitions LifeCare’s management team, the net proceeds of Summer Salute 2018, shared Sandra A. Temple, event co-chair and retired North State Bank executive.
“Thanks go to our committee, volunteers, sponsors and attendees for making May 5th a wonderful evening and for being generous with their time and resources,” Temple said. “This event holds a special place in the hearts of many people who have been touched by the care and services provided by Transitions LifeCare. After witnessing what they do, many people feel led to support them in helping others. Summer Salute gives people a way to do just that and have fun at the same time.”
Held at North Ridge Country Club in Raleigh with “The Embers” with Craig Woolard, North Carolina’s premier beach music band, providing entertainment, the event wowed attendees with food, dancing and more.
According to Transitions LifeCare CEO John Thoma, “North State Bank is a true community bank, as they help the people and communities they serve. Summer Salute gets the Transitions LifeCare name in front of people who may not be aware of who we are and what we do. The value of this event and the funds it raises is immeasurable, as it allows us to serve those who otherwise may not be able to afford the level of care we offer. The impact will resonate for years to come.”
Along with many committee members, on hand for the presentation of the check were Co-Chairs Sandra Temple and Jim Branch, Transitions LifeCare CEO John Thoma, North State Bank President and CEO Larry Barbour, Transitions LifeCare Vice President of Philanthropy Kristye Brackett and Transitions LifeCare Founder Dr. Billy Dunlap.
Jim Branch shared with the group: “Our biggest challenge each year is to try to top the year before, but we keep doing it. Summer Salute has been both fun and successful for 15 years. That’s quite a track record.” Summer Salute 2019 will be held on Saturday evening, May 4.
In addition to North State Bank, top event sponsors included: Diane and Larry Barbour; Liz and Jim Branch; Caddell Communications; Comfort Monster Heating & Air; PPM, Inc.; Shanahan McDougal, PLLC; Virginia Watson; and, Wake Med.