The Ashland Alliance Community Leadership Development program held a graduation ceremony Friday at the Bellefonte Country Club.
The class consisted of 40 individuals who sought to be better leaders and learn about the community, local businesses, organizations and ways to help foster good in the area.
As a first responder Matt McAlisters says he “when we went around to see all these organizations, my eyes were opened to how much good there is here.”
Each week the group toured organizations and agencies in the area such as Shelter of Hope, the Country Club, the prison, and Ramey Estep.
“I’ve heard of all the places we went to, but I just didn’t know what goes into what all they are doing to help the community,” said program graduate Michelle Goodman. “It was really nice to be able to see there are people who care about the community and they’re working really hard to make this place better for everyone."