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BCH "Shows Love" to public servants

For Valentine’s Day, people exchange cards, send flowers and find a number of special ways to celebrate their love for each other. Baptist Children’s Homes (BCH) took a unique approach this year by celebrating public servants and service organizations through a first-time Valentine’s Day event called “Showing Love to Those Who Serve.”

The event and luncheon was held on Tuesday, February 14 at Mills Home in Thomasville, the oldest of Baptist Children’s Homes locations. It was hosted in partnership with BNC Bank.

“We wanted this to be an unforgettable Valentine’s Day for our local police officers, fire fighters, emergency medical personnel, and other dedicated community servants,” says BCH president/CEO Michael C. Blackwell. “Their efforts often take place behind the scenes. The event provided an opportunity for us to publically honor them and to say ‘thank you.’”

In addition to the appreciation awards, BCH aided 19 local nonprofits by awarding them mini-grants. Multiple community and BCH staff members were pr