On Saturday, February 17, 2018, ten of Rome’s “unsung” heroes will be honored at the Heart of the Community Awards of Honor gala called “An Affair of the Heart.” For 31 years, Redmond Regional Medical Center has sponsored these awards to recognize and honor individuals whose commitment through volunteer service has made this community a better place in which to live, work and raise a family.
Our 2018 recipients include: Libby and Ira Levy, Board of Governors Award, Jay Shell, Young Heart Award , Elm Street Elementary School, Business Award and Awards of Honor Recipients, Mike Burnes, Stephanie McElhone, Annette Morris, Lenora Santoro, Charles Smith and Scott Smith.
Tickets for the event are available for purchase here: PURCHASE TICKETS or by calling Wanda J. Whitten at 706-802-3924.
Elm Street Enterprises at Elm Street Elementary School, a STEM curriculum designed for learning through entrepreneurship, giving back, and developing a world vision, including enterprises such as: Sugar Kids Beauty Elm Kids Construction: “Tiny House – Big Dreams” Elm...read more
Jay Shell is not a lifetime Roman but you’d think he was by seeing the compassion he has for this community. Moving to Rome 19 years ago, he has been involved in the following: Downtown Development Authority as Promotion Chairman and Business Improvement Board Floyd...read more
Scott Smith is a native of Bremen, Ga. He received his B.S. Degree in Business from the University of Georgia and his JD Degree at Mercer Law School. He is with McRae, Smith and Peek Attorneys in Rome. His involvement in the community began 25 years ago when he...read more
A 1980 graduate of East Rome where he played on back-to-back championship teams in 1977-1978, Charles received a BS Degree in Social Service from the University of Georgia and a Master’s Degree in Early/Childhood Education from Ashford University. Charles has been...read more
A native of Waterbury, Conn., Lenora received a BS degree from Southern Connecticut State University and a MSW degree from Northwestern University. She and her husband, Dr. James Santoro, moved to Rome when he started his medical practice. Her community service has...read more
A native of Greenville, S.C., Annette has been a longtime resident of Floyd County. She received a BS Degree from the University of South Carolina, a master’s degree from Georgia State University and recently received an Ed. S Degree from the University of Alabama. ...read more
Together the Levys have participated in:: Rome Symphony Orchestra Ira as past president. Libby with “Symphony Supper” series. Hosted “President’s Luncheons” for Rome Symphony debutantes. Honored by the Georgia Trust For Historic Preservation. Fairview E.S. Brown...read more
Stephanie grew up in Alexandria, Va. She received her undergraduate degree from Virginia Tech and her MBA from the University of Alabama. Her community involvement: Mary’s Catholic Church – Finance Committee, Vision & Mission Committee, Endowment Committee Mary’s...read more
Mike graduated from Rome High School in 1969 and the U.S. Naval Academy in 1973. He served seven years in active Navy and 23 years in Navy Reserve. He retired as a Navy captain in 2003. Bill Thornton says, “There is never a job too big or too small for Mike. He is always ready to serve behind the scenes in any capacity for as long as needed or as the person in charge”.read more