On Wednesday, Nov. 8, Mayor Joseph McElveen attended a Care and Kindness Luncheon and recognized 10 deserving volunteers for their outstanding commitment to the Sumter community, effectiveness to volunteering and inspiration to others.
The mayor arrived enthusiastic and cheerful in spite of an injury and assistance from a medical walker. For more than 30 minutes, he stood and presented awards, sharing personal stories and congratulatory remarks. Our mayor exemplified dignity, compassion and respect and all the criteria of an effective leader. The Evening Pilot Club of Sumter thanks him for all that he does for the community. Our city needs to know that Mayor Joseph McElveen is the mayor of the people and for the people.
DR. ANITA F. KIESLICH
The Evening Pilot Club of Sumter