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Let the favor of the Lord our God be upon us and establish the work of our hands. 

Psalm 90:17

FHF, Inc. Awards & Recognitions

THREE Time Super Bowl Champ

Mecole Hardman, Jr.

Congratulations to our

FHF Super Friend

 for catching the

Winning Touchdown at

 Super Bowl LVIII on

Feb. 11, 2024

Tom Wilson (GVRS Board Chair), Sandy Adams (GVRS Board Secretary), Bristol Archer, McCall

Bud McCall

 Scholarship

GVRA announced that the

VR scholarships

would be named after

Bud McCall during the

GVRS board meeting

(Media Releases Link) (Photo Link)

at the National Fair in

Perry, GA on

Oct. 11, 2023

Granite Monument Honoring
Three Time Super Bowl Champ Mecole Hardman, Jr.

Unveiling ceremony

Bowman, GA

June 15, 2024

 

FHF Club, Inc. is so honored to have our logo & info about Mecole's involvement in FHF etched on this special monument.

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Super Bowl LVIII
Champion Award

Super Bowl LVIII Champ

Mecole Hardman

During the 2024 FHF Pageant & Auction,

Super Bowl Champion Mecole Hardman, Jr.

was presented a Super Bowl LVIII

Congratulatory Custon-made

Crystal Lombardi Trophy, 

granite plaque made by ECCHS Granite Lab, & a beautiful baby girl gift basket designed by Kreations by Kathy.  Mecole's parents Mecole & Danyell were also recognized on stage. 

View all event photos in our gallery!

 

Since 2020 Mecole has helped FHF Club, Inc. bring in over $100K in donations!

2024
Sandy Adams, Mecole Hardman, Chrystal Thomas receiving the FHF, Inc. Outstanding Community

Outstanding Service Award

 

EC Schools FHF Club Sponsor Chrystal Thomas

During the 2024 FHF Pageant

Chrystal Thomas

was presented the

FHF Club Outstanding Service Award! 

there is no date on the plaque because Chrystal deserves this award every year! 

God Bless You

for ALL you do for EC kiddos & FHF!! 

2024
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Mecole Hardman Jr. Week
Proclamation

During the 2024 FHF Pageant Elberton Mayor Daniel Graves presented Mecole the 2024 Mecole Hardman, Jr. Week Proclamation.

2024
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2023 Best of Georgia Winner!

On December 9, 2023, the Georgia Business Journal (GBJ) publicly announced that Friends Helping Friends Club, Inc. (FHF Club, Inc.) was selected again as a 2023 Best of Georgia Winner in the Charitable Organizations category. 

CHECK IT OUT & VOTE for FHF Club, Inc. each year HERE:

https://gbj.com/elberton/community-organizations/friends-helping-friends-club-inc

2023
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Super Bowl LVII
Champion Award

Super Bowl LVII Champ

Mecole Hardman

During the 2023 FHF Pageant & Auction,

Super Bowl Champion Mecole Hardman, Jr.

was presented a Super Bowl LVII

Congratulatory plaque. 

His wife Chariah received a beautiful baby boy gift basket designed by Kreations by Kathy.  Mecole's parents Mecole & Danyell were also recognized on stage. 

 

At the end of the event Mecole made a surprise announcement that he was

donating $25K!  

Since 2020 Mecole has helped FHF Club, Inc. generate $82K!

2023

2023 Mecole's Blue Devil
#4 Jersey Retired
during FHF Basketball Game!

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Mecole Hardman Jr. Week
Proclamation

During the 2023 FHF Pageant Elberton Mayor Daniel Graves presented Mecole a

Proclamation

for

2023 Mecole Hardman, Jr. Week.

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Congratulations Retiring EC Schools Superintendent
Jon Jarvis 

During the 2023 FHF Pageant Elberton a lovely gift basket designed by Kreations by Kathy was presented to Jon and Joanna Jarvis.

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Congratulations
Tom McCall!

Athens Technical College named their newest building at the Elbert County Campus

The Tom McCall

Agricultural Arena

on March 31st.

We can't think of a more deserving person than Tom!

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Congratulations
Chrystal Thomas!

2023 ECMS TOTY!

Well deserved!

Chrystal and her family have given so much of their time and effort to our kiddos

since the beginning of FHF! 

God Bless You

for being such an incredible blessing to them,

and to FHF!! 

2023
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Mecole Hardman Jr. Week
Proclamation

During the 2022 FHF Pageant Elberton Mayor Daniel Graves presented Mecole the 2022 Mecole Hardman, Jr. Week Proclamation.

2022
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Outstanding
Super Friend Award

Super Bowl LIV Champ Mecole Hardman

During the 2022 FHF Pageant Super Bowl Champion Mecole Hardman, Jr. was recognized for helping the organization generate over $37,000 in the last two years.  Jeff Adams presented Mecole with an FHF Outstanding Friend plaque in appreciation of his ongoing support to Friends Helping Friends Club, Inc.

2022
Craig Camuso

Outstanding Friend Award

Craig Camuso/CSX

During the 2022 FHF Pageant Tom McCall (GA Farm Bureau President) recognized Craig Camuso (CSX Regional VP/State Government) on stage as his wife Jane presented Craig with an FHF Outstanding Friend plaque in appreciation of his generous contributions totaling $24,000 since 2014. Sandy Adams (FHF Club, Inc. Founding President) also presented Jane with a lovely basket designed by Kreations by Kathy at McIntosh Coffee Shop.  (Tom & Jane introduced Sandy to Craig at Georgia's Capitol during their annual FHF trip in 2014.)

2022
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2022 Best of Georgia Winner!

On December 9, 2022, the Georgia Business Journal (GBJ) publicly announced that Friends Helping Friends Club, Inc. (FHF Club, Inc.) was selected as a 2022 Best of Georgia Winner in the Charitable Organizations category. 

CHECK IT OUT & VOTE for FHF Club, Inc. each year HERE:

https://gbj.com/elberton/community-organizations/friends-helping-friends-club-inc

2022

2021 Special Presentations - Hardman and McCall families

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2021

2021 Special Presentations

Mecole Visits Schools

Bekkah's Memorial Bench Dedication

Jersey Presentation

Papa's Pizza Lunch

Mecole Hardman Jr. Week Proclamation

Event Highlights Video from Marie Roach

2021
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2020
Chamber of Commerce
Favorite Community Organization Award
to FHF Club, Inc.

Thank you so much! 

We are so honored to receive this award!

2020
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ECCHS Blue Devil 101 honored at NE GA Awards Luncheon

Elbert County Comprehensive High School (ECCHS) teachers Kachina Rucker, Cherish Ingram, Don Hurlburt and Daniele Franklin, GVRS Board Vice-Chair Tom Wilson, GA HSHT Coordinator Karen Royston, GVRS Board Chair Jimmy DeFoor, GVRA Chief External Affairs Officer Katie Womick, NE GA HSHT Regional Outreach & Program Coordinator Sid Jessup, and Friends Helping Friends Club, Inc. President / GVRS Board Secretary Sandy Adams (Master of Ceremony) participated in the first annual Northeast Georgia High School High Tech (HSHT) Awards Luncheon on April 17th at the Cateechee Golf Club Ballroom. 

Read full article. 

2018
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EC Schools Collaborate with VR

Pictured is the Elbert County Vocational Rehabilitation Team celebrating NDEAM after attending the FHF Students vs. Coaches Basketball Game on October 13, 2015 at ECCHS.
 

Click here to read the full article. 

2015
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The Elberton Chamber of Commerce selected FHF to serve as the 2015 Elberton Christmas Parade Grand Marshall.

Thank you Representative Tom McCall for driving your tractor and trailer for our kids!!

2015
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Elbert
Chamber of Commerce
presents FHF the
2014 Community Service Award

On behalf of the Friends Helping Friends Club, Founding Officer Katie McCall and Founding Sponsor Sandy Adams accepted the 2014 Chamber of Commerce Community Service Award at the Chamber Banquet at The Rock Gym Friday evening March 21.

2014
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2013 American Red Cross Community Impact Hero Award presented to Sandy Adams

Seated left to right: EC Superintendent Rick Higginbotham, Jeff & Sandy Adams, and ECMS Friends Helping Friends Sponsor Chrystal Thomas 

Standing: Table Sponsor Tencate Geosynthetics Human Resources VP Dan Trip flanked by Pilot Club members Connie Dixon, Pam Allgood, Nancy Hill. 

Click here to read the full article. 

After the event EC teachers and FHF alumni surprised Sandy with a retirement party.

2013
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NDEAM Proclamation 2013

Elbert County Schools was proud to support National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM). Held each October, NDEAM aims to educate about disability employment and celebrate the many and varied contributions of America's workers with disabilities. During Career Transitions Seminars at Elbert County High School we engaged in a variety of activities to educate our teachers, parents and students on disability employment issues as ECCHS Work Based Learning Coordinator, Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor, work training institutions and businesses provide valuable information about available options in

pursuing post-secondary education,

career training, and careers.

2013
Katie McCall

Katie McCall to Serve on State Superintendent Student Advisory Council for GA

Our very own Katie McCall, ECCHS Friends Helping Friends (FHF) Founding Student Officer, was recently selected during her senior year at ECCHS to serve on the State Superintendent Student Advisory Council for Georgia!

2012
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FHF Founding Sponsor Sandy Adams appointed by Gov. Nathan Deal to serve on the GA VR Services Board, 2012

State Representative Tom McCall (Chairman of the Georgia Council on Developmental Disabilities) recommended, and Governor Nathan Deal appointed, Mrs. Sandy Adams of Elberton as one of nine to the Georgia Vocational Rehabilitation (GVR) Services Board of Directors.

Click here to read the full article. 

2012

I long to accomplish a great and noble task, but it is my chief duty to accomplish small tasks as if they were great and noble.

~ Helen Keller ~

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