Dewey Wells Citizenship Fund awards local grants

The Dewey Wells Citizenship Fund, a fund of the Avery Community Foundation, recently held a reception in Newland to award grants to local Boys Scouts and Girl Scouts troops.

The Fund was founded by Judge Dewey Wells and assists in the development of character and promotion of good citizenship of young people in Avery County by awarding grants to organizations that work to instill the values of honesty, integrity, respect, resourcefulness, personal responsibility and duty in the county’s young people. The intended beneficiaries are units chartered by the Boy Scouts of America and by Girl Scouts of the United States of America.

Troops receiving awards at the Feb. 10 reception at the Chapman Teen Center were:

For further information, contact NCCF Community Leadership Officer Colby Martin at (828) 358-0030 or