Alice Craig, a prominent member of the community who donates her time, energy and resources, has been named the 2019 Record-Herald Citizen of the Year.
Craig was jointly nominated by Debra Corbell-Grover, a past R-H Citizen of the Year, and Anne Quinn, the head of Children’s Services at Carnegie Public Library.
“We had many excellent nominees for this year’s award, but Alice’s nomination stood out from the pack,” said R-H Editor Ryan Carter. “Not only in 2019 but throughout her life, Alice has made so many contributions to this community. She is truly deserving of this award.”
The nomination from Corbell-Grover and Quinn reads as follows:
This letter is to nominate Alice Craig as the Record Herald’s Citizen of the Year. Altrusa, a local service organization, works for “community betterment” which are the words that come to my mind when I think of Alice. She donates her time, energy, and resources as a member of Altrusa, Delta Kappa Gamma, Fayette County Retired Teachers Association, and her church, the First Presbyterian church downtown. Alice also shares her talents of music and entertainment with her service groups, Mr. Terry’s Wednesday evening church services at Court House Manor, and her church along with two additional churches on alternating Sundays.
Alice serves on our Fayette County Board of Developmental Disabilities working to improve services for our citizens with special needs so they too can contribute to making our community. She is a supporter, volunteer, and big fan of the Fayette County Dragons and can be seen often cheering at games or helping at events.
Alice is involved with the local Relay for Life, serves as a facilitator for our Fayette DD Next Chapter Book club, and is a proud partner-friend of the Carnegie Public Library to promote literacy programs. When anyone mentions a need in our community Alice is quick to reply with “how can I help”.
You may have seen some of her efforts in our Record-Herald newspaper, however rarely is it a photo of her, but rather photos of others with wonderfully written articles to promote local historical events, insight into projects going on around our county, and to share the good works of others striving to improve our community.
Alice truly has a servant’s heart and is dedicated to meeting the needs of others in a caring and selfless way. We believe Alice Craig is most deserving of this honor.