Carol Allen Is Honored
"Community Matters Award"

COMMUNITY MATTERS AWARD is presented to Carol
Allen (l.) by Dennis Porter, executive director of the
United Way of Sidney.

SIDNEY - Carol Allen was awarded the 7th Annual Community Matters Award at the annual meeting of the Sidney United Way. This award is presented to an individual or organization that has provided signifi cant input into our local United Way and the Sidney community.

Carol has served on the Board of Directors of the Sidney United Way since 2006 and has been the secretary of the United Way for the past seven years. She has co-chaired the annual United Way campaign in 2010 and 2013.

Dennis Porter, executive director of the United Way of Sidney stated, "Carol is a hard worker and is one of the driving forces behind the success of the Sidney United Way. Carol can always be counted on to help make our local United Way an important asset to our community."

Carol has also been involved in the local community in other capacities. She served as secretary for the Sidney Chamber of Commerce from 2005 to 2013 where she helped coordinate their annual dinner. She worked closely with all the chairmen on their annual events. She helped initiate the idea for the Business Expo program at the Sidney Library based on Dolly Parton's Imagination Library program. Recently, Carol has been active behind the scenes in the development of the Sidney Senior Center. Carol is also a member of the Church of Christ in Sidney and is currently teaching Children's Bible classes twice weekly.

Carol is a former elementary teacher. She also taught adult education courses and worked at Keith Clark/At-a-Glance as a marketing assistant. Carol lives with her husband, Dave and has two daughters, Jennifer and Elizabeth and eight grandchildren.

Mark Lee, president of the Sidney United Way, commented that Carol's dedication and caring for others and her leadership in the United Way of Sidney has earned her the 2013 Community Matters Award.

Reprint from The Tri-Town News