Carolina Crown, Inc.
227-A Main Street
Fort Mill, SC 29715
(803) 547-2270 x100
With regard to the great success achieved by the Crown organization through the years I am excited to nominate Moe Smith to the 2017 Crown Hall of Fame.
Moe has been the backbone of the organization since its inception. Moe is known as the face of Crown, the one answering phones, taking ticket and souvenir orders and coordinating seemingly everything behind the scenes. If you ever ordered a Christmas gift for a family member, it was likely Moe who pulled the item, boxed it up and had it shipped in time to sit under the tree…that was my experience anyway.
From the member’s perspective, for many years Moe has spearheaded camps for the members, coordinating travel, handling location logistics and working tirelessly throughout each weekend to make sure that goals were achieved and that every prospective member had an enjoyable and productive camp. Today I am fortunate to work alongside a member of the 1996 and 1997 corps who speaks of Moe with great gratitude, stating that Moe was “the mom on the road that I needed at that time”. This former member recounts moments on the road when Moe was available to help her through challenges at home, nurse injuries and simply offer a smile and encouraging word when needed.
In addition to Moe’s commitment to the kids, she does a host of things that get little fanfare, but without which the corps would be negatively impacted. Moe prepares and oversees the details that go into the annual board retreat and monthly meetings, providing meals and the support necessary to keep things moving forward. All this while always, ALWAYS maintaining a positive and encouraging persona.
On a personal note, I am thankful for Moe. Thankful for her support of those of us that promote the corps within the community through our annual events such as NightBEAT, CrownBEAT, and most recently through our CrownCARES initiative; we lean on Moe to help connect the many pieces that go into each production.
It is not an overstatement to proclaim that Crown simply would not be the Crown we adore without the tireless level of excellence that Moe demonstrates every day…every year, since 1988?!
Carolina Crown Hall of Fame, Class of 2015