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Rotary Club members donate to Hold the Rope
by Debbie Lurie-Smith
Jan 16, 2014 | 1379 views | 0 0 comments | 48 48 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Rotarians Judge Mike Greene (l-r), Dr. Kenneth Kay and Jimmy Goolsby presented checks to Dr. Candler Boyd (second right) and challenged other clubs, organizations, and individuals to join the Hold the Rope Campaign.
Rotarians Judge Mike Greene (l-r), Dr. Kenneth Kay and Jimmy Goolsby presented checks to Dr. Candler Boyd (second right) and challenged other clubs, organizations, and individuals to join the Hold the Rope Campaign.
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Dr. Candler Boyd did not mention what he expected to accomplish when speaking with Jones County Rotary Club members last week, but chances are he did not anticipate leaving the meeting with three checks totaling $6,000 and a pledge for another $1,000 for his cause.

Boyd is a retired educator, and his passion for helping young people is evident. He retired from Jones County High School after working in education for 31 years. Many of those years was as a football coach and the last 12 years he served in an administrative capacity.

Boyd was invited to the Jan. 8,Rotary Club meeting to talk about his fund-raising efforts for a new field house at the Jones County High School football field. He took up the cause that began in February of 2012 by head football coach Dwight Jones.

The educator started talking about the Hold the Rope Foundation, the nonprofit that was formed for the fund-raising efforts.

“This field house will benefit every JCHS student who wants to improve themselves,” he said.

Boyd noted that he was blessed growing up. He said his family was not well to do, but he always had people around to support him. In his years in education, Boyd knows that is not always the case.

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