Wilson Heroes Banquet

Wilson North Carolina Red Cross Heroes

The Frederick E. Turnage Chapter of the American Red Cross will honor Lee Gliarmis, owner and proprietor of Dick’s Hot Dog Stand, at the annual Heroes Banquet. The banquet kicks off the chapter’s Heroes Campaign held during the month of March, in honor of presidentially declared, National Red Cross Month.

Each year, the Red Cross honors real, local heroes in the community as part of the Heroes Campaign. Heroes for the American Red Cross is a grassroots fundraising and awareness campaign that gives community members the chance to make a big, lasting difference by raising vital funds to help those in need.

“Lee Gliarmis is a hero to the Wilson community and to the entire state of North Carolina for all the work he has done in sports and recreation,” said Lynwood Roberson, CEO of the Frederick E. Turnage Chapter of the American Red Cross. “It is our privilege to honor Lee as a Red Cross Hero for his lifetime of diligent work making the City of Wilson a better place to eat and live.”

“His humble nature is one of his most endearing qualities and why he would never call himself a Hero. It’s indeed our honor and privilege to recognize Lee at our Banquet this year,” said Roberson.

The Heroes banquet will feature keynote speaker Woody Durham, "The Voice of the Tar Heels." Tickets are $75 per person or $125 per couple and include a plated dinner.

For more information about the Heroes Campaign and to purchase tickets, please call 252-237-2171 or 252-977-1720.

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