In memory of my sister

Sean Dietrich performs at a recent event to raise funds for Safe Harbor. (Mollie S. Water | The Standard)

 

BY MOLLIE S. WATERS

The Greenville Standard

 

Writer and humorist Sean Dietrich, who writes under the name Sean of the South, returned to Greenville on Sunday, March 11.

Over 200 people were in attendance for the program, which helped to raise funds for Safe Harbor.

Prior to Dietrich’s performance, audience members were treated to a performance by Steve Norman, Butler County Probate Judge, who played many classic country tunes.

Bec Duncan, who coordinated the event and is the owner of Nanny’s, welcomed everyone before Dietrich took the stage.

“I’d like to thank all of you for coming out today to support such a good cause,” said Duncan.

“We are here today to raise funds and awareness for the Butler County Children’s Advocacy Center, also known as Safe Harbor.”

Duncan went on to explain that she selected Safe Harbor to help raise funds for because of what the program meant to her sister.

“Today’s event is held in memory of my sister, Nancy Duncan Blackmon,” said Duncan. “Nancy passed away on March 10, 2015, unexpectedly during the night. Safe Harbor became Nancy’s passion 20 years ago.”

Duncan said Blackmon became involved with Safe Harbor when it first opened, and she even served on its board of directors, something Duncan believes meant a great deal to Blackmon.

Sponsors for the event included Representative Chris Sells, Circuit Judge Terri Lovell, Circuit Clerk Mattie Gomillion, Freddy and Linda Daughtry, Greenville First United Methodist Church, Evergreen Forest Products, District Attorney Charlotte Tesmer, Brian Moss from State Farm, Master Image and Greenville Chiropractic Clinic.

 

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