‘Dr. Joe’ event is Saturday

Published 10:13 am Wednesday, June 9, 2010

LASKER — In 1999, citizens established a scholarship to honor “Dr. Joe”, who, for more than 50 years, has given his heart and soul to so many in our area through his talents as a doctor, and his compassion for helping people.

Dr. Joe Fleetwood, Jr. graduated from Bowman-Gray School of Medicine in 1947. He entered the Navy, was commissioned as a Lieutenant J.G. and was assigned to the US Naval Academy at Annapolis, Md. as a base physician.

After the war, Dr. Joe returned to his hometown of Conway to enter practice alongside his father.

Together they administered to a large rural area of North Carolina and Virginia.

Dr. Joe retired from his practice in 1999, and is an active member of his community today.

Since 1999, the Dr. Joseph A. Fleetwood Scholarship Fund has awarded two or three scholarships annually to deserving high school seniors from our area.

With your help, more can be done. To become a Golf Tournament Sponsor ($100-which includes two steak lunch tickets) or Host a Team ($260-includes 4 steak lunch tickets), in the eleventh Annual “Dr. Joe Fleetwood Golf Classic.”

This event will be held June 12 at Valley Pine Country Club in Lasker.

The registration deadline is Friday, June 11.

Proceeds from the tournament will be added to the Dr. Joseph Fleetwood Scholarship Fund, a component of the N.C. Community Foundation.

Checks should be made payable to the Dr. Joseph Fleetwood Scholarship Fund.

The gift you give today will help us to “Keep Giving Back” to our most promising young students, and to the future of our community.

For more information please contact Phil Davis at 252-585-0941; Jentry White 252-534-3911 or Jentry White CPA, PO Box 897, Jackson, NC 27845: or Valley Pine Country Club 252-539-4124.