January 27, 2017Barium Springs, N.C. – The Statesville Convention and Visitors’ Bureau made an honorary donation to Children’s Hope Alliance to honor a retiring board member. Phil Hazel, Chair of the Statesville Convention and Visitors’ Bureau, and Laurie Dean, Statesville Convention and Visitors Bureau board member visited the historic Barium Springs campus of Children’s Hope Alliance to present the child welfare agency with a special gift to honor Dean for her retirement from the board of the Statesville Convention and Visitors’ Bureau.

Dean, the former owner of Glutton’s Restaurant, wanted the honorary gift to go to Children’s Hope Alliance because her parents grew up at the historic Barium Springs campus, on Highway 21, just south of Statesville.

The gift will go toward the new historical walking path at the Barium Springs campus, where visitors can find historical markers that walk you through the rich 125-year history at Barium Springs.

 

Children’s Hope Alliance President and CEO, John Koppelmeyer, receives an honorary donation from Phil Hazel, Chair of the Statesville Convention and Visitors Bureau, and Laurie Dean, Statesville Convention and Visitors’ Bureau board member and former owner of Glutton’s Restaurant. The gift is in honor of Dean’s retirement.