From Staff Reports

Sandy Carroll was honored on Thursday, Oct. 14 for Community Service Awards at the First United Methodist Church by the James Blair Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution. Carroll was introduced by chairwoman Lynda Green and Kay Hable.

In order for a recipient to receive such an award, he or she must have contributed to the community in an outstanding manner.

From L to R: Daughters of the American Revolution Members: Mary Ann McColpin, Barbara Watkins, Sandy Carroll – Courtesy photo

Sandy Carroll, a native of Mexia, Texas joined the Army at the age of 18 and was quickly deployed to Vietnam, where she served as a Medic in a primary care unit. After returning, years later, she became a Deputy Sheriff in Navarro County, having also served as an EMT with the Mexia Fire Department.

Among her many talents, she is an acclaimed poet. For those of you who read the Corsicana Daily Sun, you will find her poems each week. For four years, she has graced our Sunday paper with her wonderful poetry. She has written over 2,000 poems. In her acceptance speech at this event, she had a special poem that she shared. She is also a writer and has been published many times on various subjects.

Carroll is always willing to give an interesting program to various groups. She has been called upon to talk about Native Americans, rock quarries, arrowheads, fishing… you name it. She totally fits the requirements to receive this Community Service Award.

Carroll, alongside Brad Haynie, received certificates presented by Barbara Watkins, Regent, and pins by MaryAnn
McColpin, Vice Regent. Following the ceremony, refreshments were served.

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