Marty Mealey, Woman of the Year

People used a lot of different phrases in their nominations for Marty Mealey of Leaburg as this years Woman of the Year. Some mentioned, “her big heart and dedication,” “being an all-around classy lady,” “amazing  ene-
rgy and ideas,” as well as her, “above and beyond devotion to her community, church and the Leaburg Library.”
That last item – referencing her willingness to take up the reins as director and as organizer of a very successful fund raising auction - was mentioned many times. The oldest living member of the Baseball Hall of Fame, Bobby Doerr, had praise as well, calling her, “as grand a lady as he had ever met.”
Second runner up for the nomination was Judy Casad of Blue River who was cited for her work with the Ford Family Foundation, Chamber of Commerce and McKenzie Track & Field.



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