16-year-old Trenton Phelps Is Rockingham County Volunteer of the Month!
Posted on Tuesday September 18, 2018
Madison teen & his business, Candyman Creations, is outreach to help local veterans have food & necessities! He also coordinated "Stand Together, Not Alone" festival & food drive for pantries!
The Rockingham County Commissioners honored Trenton Phelps of Madison, as "Outstanding Volunteer of the Month," at its Sept. 17th Board meeting.  Chairman Kevin Berger presented Phelps with a special certificate and Vice Chair Reece Pyrtle presented a lapel pin on behalf of all the Commissioners.  

Phelps was nominated by Deanna (Dee) Shelton for the recognition and wrote the following nomination:  "Trenton is an exceptional young man in the fact that, not only did he start his very own business at a pre-teen age (Candyman Creations), but he is now using this business as an outreach to help our local veterans to have food and necessities.  Trenton, with the help of a few friends, orchestrated and brought to fruition the "Stand Together, Not Alone" festival that was held in March at Farris Park.  The festival featured vendors, blue grass bands, a car show, fishing tournament, and kids activities that would bring the community together for a fun day, but more importantly, a food drive for the local pantries.  This will be a yearly tradition.  But he has helped to do other fundraisers for the same need throughtout the past year.  At the ripe old age of 16, he is blazing trails in the philantrhopic realm and I think we all could take note and put to use his spirit and ideas!  The community of Rockingham County is a better place with Trenton present!"

The Rockingham County Board of Commissioners would like to honor a deserving County volunteer each month for using talents and compassion to make a difference.  Please follow this link for details on how to nominate an "Outstanding Volunteer of the Month":


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