Bob and Sandy Holton are among over 250 volunteers who serve each year in various roles, recording over 30,000 hours of community service. Through their 59 years of marriage, serving the community has always been a part of who they are. The couple moved to Fearrington in 1998 before calling Galloway Ridge home in 2012. Since then, they have made generous contributions to various organizations and subcommittees at Galloway Ridge.
The Holtons have played a huge role in organizing the annual Galloway Gala. As a fundraising event, the Gala is an evening full of entertainment, gourmet food and a silent auction. Last year, around 210 attendees, patrons and sponsors contributed over $75,000 in proceeds to beneﬁt the Residents Benevolent Care Fund, which supports residents ﬁnancially with their monthly fees. Bob and Sandy have been the original organizers and co-chairs of the Gala for seven years.
Bob shared their experience with the Boys & Girls Club, one of the many agencies to which Galloway Ridge volunteers donate their time. The Holtons were among a handful of residents who set up a summer camp program for over 30 kids. Each Tuesday and Thursday, the residents hosted the Boys & Girls Club with activities like showing them how to make their own tacos for lunches, teaching art classes and racing pinewood derby cars that were designed by the kids themselves.
Some of the other projects that the Holtons have supported with their time include ringing bells for the Salvation Army, collecting toys and clothes for the holidays and working in the Turnaround Shop.
Bob and Sandy believe that staying active leads to a longer, happier and healthier life. With their dedication to Galloway Ridge and commitment to the community, the Holtons have certainly made an impact on the lives of others.