Cindy Lilly of Babson Park Named "Woman of the Year"
Babson Park Woman's Club Preparing to Mark 100 Years of Service
Last updated 5/9/2023 at 12:15pm
Local resident Cindy Lilly has been honored as the "Woman of the Year" by the Babson Park Woman's Club.
According to a statement issued by club vice-president Saundra Roach Turner, the recognition was due to the fact that "Cindy has worked tirelessly this past year to facilitate the maintenance and repair of the Club building."
Lilly was presented with a beautiful spray of flowers, and will have her name engraved on a plaque in honor of her service.
In November the BPWC will begin a year-long event "Celebrating 100 Years of Babson Park Women," according to Turner.
"The Club has a rich and fascinating history that demonstrates the true strength of Babson Park women throughout the club's existence," Turner said in a statement to LakeWalesNews.net.
The Babson Park Woman's Club (BPWC) was established in 1923 and the Club has continued to provide community support and celebration to the Babson Park community for 100 years.
Board members for 2023 were introduced as President Lynn Ohlinger, Vice President Saundra Roach, Secretary Lucie Meyer, Corresponding Secretary Lori Wittman, Treasurer Gail Hewitt, and immediate past President Trudy Frank.
Outgoing treasurer Rhonda Bass and president Trudy Frank also received special recognition for their many years of service to the club and community.
BPWC is a designated 501(c)3 tax exempt organization and owns and maintains a 1931 historic building designated in the National Register of Historic Places. The Club provides social, cultural, charitable, historical, and fundraising activities to promote the local community. A variety of new fund-raising ideas are being discussed, according to Turner. They are needed in light of the need for maintenance of their aging clubhouse, which is an active center for community events.