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WILMINGTON, NC (NEWS RELEASE) — The Third annual Great Friend to Kids Awards to benefit The Children’s Museum of Wilmington will be held Wednesday, March 5, at noon at Union Station at Cape Fear Community College in downtown Wilmington.  The leading award for the event will be received in person by Jim Hunt, former governor of North Carolina.

Four other awards will be given to individuals who have made an impact on children in Southeastern North Carolina.  Winners will be announced at the luncheon to the unsuspecting heroes who have made a difference in the lives of children in the area.

If you would like to join Jim Hunt for lunch and hear him speak on behalf of our children contact the Children’s Museum of Wilmington at 910.254.3534 x105 or buy directly online.  Tickets are $50 per person or $500 for a table of 8.  All proceeds benefit early childhood education programs at the Children’s Museum.

“We are so excited to recognize former governor Hunt,” says Harriett Loweth Board Member of the Museum and event organizer. “His lifelong passion for education and longtime role as governor have made a difference in the lives of so many children of our great state.   He set a wonderful example for the North Carolinians who have already achieved, and for our children who will.” 

Gov. Hunt is a living legend in North Carolina. As the state’s only four-term governor, he led North Carolina through an unprecedented period of educational improvement and economic growth.   Among his many successes in education, his early childhood education program, Smart Start, has been a model for the nation and has received many national awards.

In 2006, Governor Hunt was named one of the ten most influential people in American education.


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