Author: Holly Kessler

Conservation Easement is Finalized
I am thrilled to announce that Crossnore School & Children’s Home has finalized the $6.5 million dollar conservation easement with Piedmont Land Conservancy (PLC). PLC is purchasing the development rights [...]
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Miracle Grounds Network – Connecting to the Soil and to our Community
Recent research has shown that approximately 6,000 children living in Forsyth County leave school each unsure of where their next meal will come from. In our society, we have become [...]
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The Rhythm of a Steady Beat
Virginia Coffey was born in 1933 in Stokes County, North Carolina. She lived there until 1975 when she remarried and moved to Avery County. Virginia was mother to Wayne, Sandra, [...]
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A Changed Life
There’s something about landing in foster care twice that affects the life of a young boy. Chris Ward knows those effects all too well. Chris came to Crossnore the first [...]
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A True Spartan
One of the definitions of spartan is a person of great courage and self-discipline. These are not the words I would have used to describe Dalton Geouge on the day [...]
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A Life Changed Through Education
Alyssia Dula came to Crossnore School & Children’s in November of 2014 with her younger brother, Tyler. Two years later, Alyssia graduated from Marjorie Williams Academy. For the last two [...]
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Donor Spotlight: Brian Robinson
With a flair for the dramatic, Brian Robinson is someone you want on your side, regardless of the cause at hand. Brian, an actor, was raised by his parents along [...]
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The Experience of Two Lifetimes
Kay Stone came to live on the Winston-Salem campus of Crossnore School & Children’s Home (then called The Children’s Home) when she was just six years old. She came with [...]
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Volunteer Spotlight – Mark Serosky
Mark Serosky has spent his life in service to others and he’s doing the same in his retirement by investing in the children of Crossnore. Mark served as the County Parks and Recreation [...]
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Growing up at Crossnore
“I came [to campus] with a paper bag that had all my belongings in it,” recalls Crossnore alumna Mitzi Petrey Ensor. The year was 1973 and then seven-year-old Mitzi, had come to Crossnore, along with her two sisters, by way of [...]
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