The 2012 Knox County Appreciation Dinner was held on September 18th at the First Baptist Church Family Life Center. The Dinner was held to thank individuals, groups, churches, organizations and businesses for their support of Union over the past year. The first Betty Rhodes Above and Beyond award, named for Betty Rhodes, longtime supporter of Union College, was given to the Barbourville Junior Woman’s Study Club for their service to the college. Donors who have given for 25 or more years consecutively were recognized, as well as the 2012 Excellence in Education Award honorees. The dinner also served as the kick-off to the Knox County Fund Drive.