Click below to hear KMZU reporters Shaylee Miller and Justin Aldred interview Carrollton award recipients.
The Carrollton Area Economic Alliance hosted a dinner on the 25th of March celebrating the residents of Carrollton. The Chamber gave out several awards to local organizations and distinguished members of the community. The Carrollton Alliance is the oldest operating License Bureau in the State of Missouri, serving the local area since 1948. The Alliance is dedicated to continuing a tradition of service to the Town or Carrollton and Carroll County.
The Lifecare Center of Carrollton won the “Above and Beyond” award for their community service. The Organization was honored in front of the community on March 25th at the Carrollton Area Economic Alliance Michelle Austin, is the Activity Director for the Lifecare Center which organized several benefiting the community such as Relay for Life and Help Services. Arguably the most anticipated award of the night, the “Distinguished Citizen” award, went to not one citizen, but a husband and wife. Lynn and Connie Freeman were both recipients of the award for being a vital part of the community. Lynn has worked at the Freeman Furniture Store for 30 years, they both say living in Carrollton has been very rewarding. The couple was picked by the Economic Alliance Board of Directors.
Both Foster Family Funeral Chapel and the Local VFW were honored for their community services. Foster Family Funeral Chapel organized a 5K-run with proceeds towards VFW Scholarships, Foster also designed and dedicated a VFW Memorial for the town. Both the VFW and the Foster Family Funeral Chapel were honored with the “Civic Award” by the Board. The groups have both performed honorable services for the local Carrollton community. Don Brockmeyer, Senior Vice Commander of the Carrollton VFW tells us the local post is the largest in the district, and is proud to honor the community and its veterans at funerals, celebrations, and other community events. He adds that the Post has been greatly supported by the people of Carrollton and notes the veterans greatly appreciate that support.