Carol Wallin with Winlock City Council Member Brandon Svenson with her certificate for the City of Winlock Volunteer of the year.
The City of Winlock Volunteer of the Year award could not have gone to a more deserving person. Carol Wallin is a resident of the City of Winlock and volunteer extraordinaire. Carol is Winlock, she is everywhere, and does everything to help her community.
Many of us residents have known Carol our entire lives, when we think of Winlock we think of the many hours as a volunteer Carol has given back to her community. Whether it be for the Winlock-Vader Food Bank/Rowdy Rooster or the Memorial Tree, Carol is here to help. She spends countless hours helping those in her community, she is Winlock and Winlock is Carol.
Marilynn Williams who works with Carol at the Rowdy Rooster stated, "Carol is the best person ever, she does everything for everyone. She has a heart of gold, she cares about this city on a phenomenal level. The food bank couldn't do it without her."
Phil Paduano, Board member of the Winlock-Vader Food bank said, "She is such a great person. She does so much behind the scenes that people don't see. She is concerned about remembering everyone on the Memorial Tree. She is an all around wonderful person."
Carol is a staple in Winlock, if you don't know her you are missing out. Carol graduated from Winlock, married Terry Wallin and had two boys, Scott and Travis. She raised her boys here in Winlock, all while being active in the community. Carol is an amazing woman, everyone who knows her will tell you this.
"Carol has been a friend for many, many years," said Winlock City Council Member Anne Randt. "She has a very kind heart and goes out of her way to make everyone feel special and always welcome. If you need anything, Carol is there with a helping hand."
Her neighbor Jeramy Allman has only great things to say about Carol, he said, "Carol is the most caring person I know. She spends her time helping others in so many ways. Such as volunteering at the Rowdy Rooster and planning out the Memorial Tree. We are a better community for having her."
Jeannie Crocker who works at the food bank with Carol said, "Carol not only sit on the Food Bank Board but she is visible on Wednesdays during distribution time. She helps in so many areas. She is kind to those who are struggling and her words can help calm those who are in need and feeling overly anxious. She wants all patrons to walk away from the food bank with a positive experience."
City Councilor Lonnie Dowell said, "Mrs. Carol is highly involved in the community, donating her time and energy helping to make the Winlock Vader Food Bank a success. Her work on the Memorial Christmas Tree gives joy to those that have lost loved ones and helps them get through these tough times. She is well deserving of this award. Thank you for all you do for our little community. May God bless you and keep you safe."
Thank you Carol for our you do, our little community is blessed to have you in it.