Honored Person is Dorothy Coles

In 1958 Morey and Dorothy Coles arrived in Lindsay with their three small children. Lindsay was the biggest town Dorothy had ever lived in, she was thrilled!

During the past 50 years Dorothy's activities in Lindsay have been monumental thanks to the urging of Miss Allison Hostettler who opened many doors and has kept Dorothy active all these years. Her life has been enriched by her many contacts with the people of Lindsay and she is hopeful she has made a small influence in the lives of others. She has, and this is why Mrs. Dorothy Coles has been selected as this years 2007 Orange Blossom Festival Honored Person.

Den Mom, substitute teacher, community projects such as The Well Baby Clinic, crafting activities for the residents at the extended care unit at Lindsay District Hospital, AAUW member where she planned teas, rummage sales, home tours and was honored with a scholarship in her name. Dorothy is a member of the Lindsay Episcopal Church where she and Morey served in many church services.

One of Dorothy's greatest contributions to Lindsay has been her dedication to the Lindsay Sister City Program. In 1993 along with a delegation from Lindsay, Dorothy attended the 20th Anniversary celebration in Ono City, Japan. She is known around town and the &#8220Cupcake Queen.”

Dorothy is an active member of the PEO Sisterhood, which helps further the continuing education of women. For the past few years she has volunteered at the Lindsay Coordinating Council.

Currently she is working with the Chamber of Commerce where she is involved with the Ambassadors and Merchants Committee. This is an area that promotes business in Lindsay. Dorothy's most recent honor was being named 2007 Volunteer of the Year.

Dorothy feels the connection to Lindsay. Her children Chris, Barbara and Sara enjoy returning to Lindsay and seeing all the wonderful changes. Son David and his wife Kelli live in Lindsay where David teaches at Lindsay High School. Dorothy is very proud of her nine talented, wonderful and active grandchildren. She feels the importance of traditions. Traditions for families, for towns, and for our country, should be carried on for the future. Orange Blossom is one of those traditions and she is very proud to be honored this year as the 2007 Honored Person.

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