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Eden, N. C., September 8, 1969
Employees Give YMCA Fund $220,000
Congratulations And Thank You
On behalf of the management of Fieldcrest Mills, Inc., and as
chairman of the Fieldcrest division in the campaign, I want to
extend congratulations to the Fieldcrest employees who gave
Such generous support to the Eden YMCA Building Fund Cam
paign. The highly favorable response throughout the mills will
go a long way toward insuring the success of the. fund drive and
making the new YMCA a reality.
Each of you who contributed can take pride in the part you
played in this accomplishment. For years to come, it should be
a Source of great satisfaction to you to know that the new YMCA
^_as built because you and large numbers of your co-workers
aid your full share, in cooperation with friends and neighbors
throughout the community, to make the campaign a success.
. As you know, our Company has long been in favor of this pro-
met because of the great need for such facilities as the new
iMCA will provide. Mr. F. C. Dumaine, Jr., president of the
Amoskeag Company and a director of Fieldcrest Mills, Inc.,
generously gave 30 acres of land as a site for the new YMCA.
The Fieldcrest Foundation made a challenge gift of $400,000
m be matched by a like amount contributed by the community.
Mr. G. William Moore, our president, is serving as honorary
general chairman of the campaign and numerous other Field-
cresters are leaders in the campaign organization.
But the project would have had no chance of succeeding with
out your generous support. Therefore, I would like to extend
my personal and official appreciation to all who contributed
^Jid to express my great pride in the men and women of Field-
mest for this latest demonstration of their interest in the better
ment of our community. The wonderfully unselfish manner in
Which you responded reflects credit on the entire organization.
^his dramatic example of people of good will working to
gether to achieve a worthwhile goal is typical of the spirit that
«as enabled our community and our Company to progress. It
^eaks well for the future of the community and of Fieldcrest
ROBERT A. HARRIS
Senior Vice President
Generous Support Given Building
Project; Bedspread Division Is
Winner Of President’s Plaque
In outstandingly generous support of
the Eden YMCA Building Fund, Field
crest employees pledged $220,000 in the
campaign in the mills, substantially ex
ceeding their original goal of $150,000.
Kobert A. Harris, senior vice presi
dent-manufacturing who was chairman
of the campaign at Fieldcrest, announced
the final results Friday and expressed
appreciation to all who contributed and
to those who assisted with the solicita
The Bedspread Mill (including Bed
spread Finishing) won the President’s
Plaque to be given by President G. Wil
liam Moore to the mill division with the
■highest percentage of employees pledg
ing on the fair share basis.
In the Bedspread division, 376 em
ployees contributed on the basis of
“three minutes a day for the YMCA.”
An additional 196 employees made con
tributions in some amount.
The Blanket Mill (including Bleach-
ery. Finishing, Central Warehouse and
Non-Woven) was in second place.
A similar plaque to be awarded among
the staff departments was won by the
Industrial Enginering Department with
the Research and Engineering Depart
ment in the runner-up position.
Meanwhile, solicitations among other
businesses and individuals in the com-
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Drawings For Prizes
”111* drawings for prizes to be award
ed among those who pledged “three
minutes a day” or more in the YMCA
Building Fund campaign will be held
as soon as arrangements have been com
pleted, possibly during the coming week.
Employees representing the various mill
divisions will be invited to attend the
The prizes in each division include a
9 X 12 Karastan oriental design rug, a
week’s vacation with pay and two one-
year family memberships in the new
In addition, a 23-inch screen color
television set will be given as a grand
prize, in a drawing from the names of
all employees, mill and staff, who gave
on the “three minutes a day” basis.