Peanut Butter Festival ambassadors selected

first_img You Might Like Debates key to making informed decisions With plenty of distractions all around — not to mention some well-deserved cases of campaign fatigue — American voters would… read more Email the author Book Nook to reopen By Jaine Treadwell Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Peanut Butter Festival ambassadors selected Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Acid Reflux (Watch Now)Healthy LifestyleIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthMost 10 Rarest Skins for FortniteTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Skip Julie Sanders will represent the Peanut Butter Festival as its chief ambassador for the 2008-09 year.Sanders of Goshen was crowned Miss Peanut Butter Festival at the annual Peanut Butter Festival Pageant on Saturday night in Brundidge. Six other pageant winners will also represent the annual harvest and heritage celebration.Adriann Davis was crowned Teen Miss, Paige Chancellor, Junior Miss; Colited Ramos, Young Miss; Candace Moore, Little Miss, Felicity Cousins, Tiny Miss and Alisa Kay Culpepper, Petite Miss.The Peanut Butter Festival Pageant is sponsored annually by the local branch of the American Red Cross. Although it is a fundraiser for the Red Cross, the pageant is also an opportunity for the ambassadors to learn more about the county in which they live and the role that agriculture plays in its economy while promoting the annual Peanut Butter Festival.center_img Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson “The pageant winners will be involved in many activities to promote the Peanut Butter Festival and in other community events during the year,” said Jane Thrash, Red Cross branch director. “They will get off to a fast start this week at the Pike County Fair where they will promote the Peanut Butter Festival.”The newly crowed ambassadors will be involved in other promotions of the Peanut Butter Festival including radio and television interviews.“They will assist visitors at the Peanut Butter Festival in Brundidge on Saturday, Oct. 25, and direct them to the different activities,” Thrash said. “They will make peanut butter ice cream from scratch and in an old-fashioned crank-type freezer and give free samples to Festival visitors. They will also make the state’s largest PB&J sandwich and have peanut butter cookies for the public.”The Peanut Butter Festival ambassadors will participate in the Nutter Butter Parade at 1 p.m. on Festival day. Print Article Sponsored Content “The ambassadors will be real busy from now until the Peanut Butter Festival and then they will continue to represent the Festival throughout the year,” Thrash said. “They will participate in the Pike County High School and Troy University homecoming parades and other communitywide events.”Special awards were presented to Brandi Adamson, who sold the most tickets to the pageant, and Shea Sawyer, who sold the most Hero Squares.Last year’s ambassadors, Miss Peanut Butter Festival Keena Roberts, Young Miss MaKayla Calhoun and Teen Miss Jodi Long, participated in the pageant for the last time as reigning ambassadors. By The Penny Hoarder Latest Stories Published 10:00 pm Monday, September 29, 2008 The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies…last_img read more

Gates Foundation CEO challenges students

first_imgAs the chief executive officer of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Sue Desmond-Hellmann leads a multibillion-dollar effort to improve health and promote equity for people around the world.Speaking to a Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health audience on World Health Day Tuesday, Desmond-Hellmann recalled her own idealistic student days and made the case for pursuing big ambitions in public health. Her talk was part of the Dean’s Distinguished Lecture series.Desmond-Hellmann shared the “Big Bet,” an ambitious series of goals issued by the Gateses in their annual letter marking this year’s 15th anniversary of the foundation. It states, “The lives of people in poor countries will improve faster in the next 15 years than at any other time in history. And their lives will improve more than anyone else’s.” Desmond-Hellman challenged Harvard Chan students to help make that bet a winner.“I do think it is impatient optimism, but it’s not crazy,” she said. She quoted the foundation’s favorite African proverb: “If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.”Desmond-Hellmann praised the often unsung work of epidemiologists. She said the greatest innovations in public health develop from the way epidemiologists think — with an understanding of the patterns and causes of disease.These days, she is particularly excited about innovations in health care delivery and in promoting behavior change, she said. Two recent examples are the foundation’s work providing seed funding and support to GAVI, a global alliance to give children in the world’s poorest countries increased access to vaccines, and the transformation of the foundation’s polio operations center in Nigeria into an emergency Ebola care center in July — within hours after an outbreak was detected in the city of Lagos.Desmond-Hellmann spoke about the tough decisions the foundation has to make in determining what to fund, and noted that she tries to look for areas where it is uniquely positioned to make a difference, such as infectious-disease eradication and maternal health.Prior to joining the foundation in 2014, Desmond-Hellmann served as chancellor of the University of California, San Francisco, where she remains a tenured professor. An oncologist, her work in research and development at Genentech helped bring breakthrough cancer drugs to the marketplace.Harvard Chan School Dean Julio Frenk praised her depth of experience in his introductory remarks, noting, “Sue personifies all the career paths that any of our students could hope to achieve in one lifetime.”last_img read more