The Winterville Chamber of Commerce recognized LaRue Evans as its Citizen of the Year during its annual banquet.
Evans was honored for her significant contributions to the Winterville community during the last 60 years. Evans assisted Burney Tucker and Woodrow Worthington in getting the streets of Winterville paved, served as the first secretary of the Winterville Recreation Department, assisted Buddy Waters in writing the bylaws for the chamber of commerce and served as chairwoman for Winterville's bicentennial celebration in 1974.
Evans also assisted the Winterville Historical and Arts Society in preserving and securing grant funds for the restoration of the Ange House and established an endowment fund to support the Historical Society. In addition to assisting Wayne Holloman in writing a grant to fund the vintage street lighting that lines the west side of Railroad Street, Evans also wrote a grant to fund “The Historical Architecture of Pitt County” in 1991.
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