Sam Watkins Visionary Award

Mrs. Burgess is an advocate of all things that are good for Vance County and its Citizens. She is a past member of the United Way of Vance County Board and has always supported our organization. The other many organizations that she has been involved in include Vance County Board of Education, the Vance County Public School Foundation, the Perry Memorial Library and the McGregor Hall Performing Arts Center.

Mrs. Burgess spoke fondly of Mr. Watkins and encouraged everyone to use his example of working to make a difference. We too recognize the importance of following his good example and also that of fine citizens like Michele Burgess.