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Tony Thompson, president and CEO of Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, speaks to the
audience at the annual Boys and Girls Club Dinner.
Krispy Kreme chief urges
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Thursday, Aug. 20, The Salvation Army held its annual Boys and Girls Club fund
raising Dinner. Keynote Speaker Tony Thompson, president and CEO of Krispy Kreme
Doughnuts, inspired the audience to support Boys and Girls Clubs by reminding atten
dees of those experiences in their lives that created indelible memories.
"For many raised in Winston-Salem and North Carolina, those memories involved
the joy of being treated to the doughnuts for which his company is famous. For members
of the Boys and Girls Clubs, many of those memories are from the learning, play and
worship they experienced at the Boys and Girls Clubs," The Salvation Army said in a
Entertainment and emcee duties were handled by rising Nashville star Damien Home,
a Hickory native who grew up with the Boys and Girls Clubs as a member, employee and
now leader of a worship group. Damien is a member of the country music band The
Farm, whose members sang the National Anthem and performed at halftime at the Aug.
22 Carolina Panthers game.
The Boys and Girls Club Dinner is The Salvation Army's major Boys and Girls Club
fundraiser for the year. Previous guest speakers have included NBA star and Winston
Salem native Chris Paul.
Rising Nashville star Damien Home, which has a close relationship with The
Salvation Army and Boys and Girls Club, entertains in a uniform during the fund
raising dinner. j
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