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2011-03-03: Darren Holmes – Former Major League Baseball Player

March 3rd, 2011 by Scott Baker

The program was former MLB player Darren Holmes (top photo, right), cousin of our own member Ron Rhodes (top photo, left). Darren played MLB for 20 years and was a member of the 1998 Champion NY Yankees team. Darren finished his career spending several years with the Atlanta Braves. Smoky Mountain High School student Jackson Simmons (second from top, right) was recognized as student-of-the-month. Jackson is ranked in the top 15 in his class, in the National Honor Society (two years), the Show Choir (four years), and has a 4.28 GPA. Jackson plans to attend the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Pictured with Jackson L-R are Charles McConnell, President Jennifer Dirkes, Kenny Nicholson, and Jackson. Mike Wade (third from top) was recognized for his next Paul Harris Fellow. Vance Davidson (bottom photo) was recognized as a Terrific Rotarian.

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