Town Column : Chilmark
We are thrilled to have an unsung heroine in our midst. Katie Carroll was the recipient for the Town of Chilmark of the fifth annual Unsung Heroines pf Massachusetts celebration held in mid-May at the State House. The event honored 287 women who quietly make their communities and the Commonwealth better places. Katie was nominated by police Sergeant Jonathan Klaren. Here is what was written about her: "Chairman of the Chilmark Board of Health and member of the Chilmark Preschool Board of Directors, Katie is committed to making the community a better place...Every year she invites children to participate in the volunteer firefighter's Christmas and Halloween parties...During the year she also opens up her house to guests to foster a sense of family among community members."
Katie's response? "Talk about honored...I was really surprised and honored even to be thought of, let alone recognized." Many congratulations from all of us.
In addition to all of the above, Katie also keeps me au courant with what's happening in Menemsha circles. One thing that's going on is filming at Menemsha Texaco for Taylor Toole's feature-length film, "Mow Crew." He will also be filming a birthday party in West Tisbury starring the young actors from the preschool in Chilmark.
Katie's mother, Diana Lees, arrived from Waltham over Memorial Day weekend "to manage the kids" while Katie and Marshall managed the store.
Get well wishes to Carol Crocker, Kathie Carroll's mother, who is recovering from a "bug" before she goes into Mass General for surgery to repair her back.
A very late happy birthday to Brooks Carroll who turned 5 on April 16. Brooks is now a proud survivor of a tonsillectomy.
And a more timely happy birthday to Hilda Mitchell, who celebrates tomorrow, June 6.
Former Calendar editor Anna Marie D'Addarie hasn't vanished into thin air after all. She's busy with projects at Fiber Folks, a group of Island craftspeople who spin and knit, hook and do needlepoint. She invites everyone to come to the group's last meeting of the season this Sunday, June 8, from 1 to 4 pm at Island Alpaca, which is at Head of the Pond Road in Oak Bluffs. The group meets once a month, usually at the Ag Hall in West Tisbury. Newcomers are always welcome.