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Carol Corwin receives the West Brattleboro Association’s Community Leader of the Year Award from WBA Board President Michael Bosworth.

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Corwins named Community Leaders of the Year at gathering of West Brattleboro Association

WEST BRATTLEBORO—The West Brattleboro Association named Carol Corwin and her late husband Bruce the recipients of the civic organization’s 2018 Community Leader of the Year award.

The Corwins were both teachers in Brattleboro for many years, Bruce for elementary school instrumental music and Carol primarily for kindergarten.

The award was presented during the WBA’s annual holiday party on Dec. 13 at Dalem’s Chalet.

Bruce directed the American Legion Band for 25 years; Carol served as president of the Friends of the Library board; Bruce volunteered at the hospital and also as scoutmaster for the Boy Scouts; Carol was a New Baby Visitor for Early Education Services; Bruce headed up the cooking for the West Brattleboro Congregational Church chicken barbeques; after retirement Carol volunteered as a reader to elementary school children and Bruce played at the all-school sing at Academy School; and Bruce and Carol together maintained the flower boxes on the bridge above the Whetstone on Meadowbrook Road.

In attendance for the presentation were Bruce and Carol’s three children: Nancy Dwyer, John Corwin, and Barbara Wallace.

A number of previous award recipients were also present, including Chris Hart of the Brattleboro Housing Partnership (f.k.a. Brattleboro Housing Authority, 2012); Bill and Judy Daley of Vermont Country Deli (2014); Kathleen White from the board of the Bonnyvale Environmental Education Center (2015); Nancy Barber (2016); and Ross Thurber of Lilac Ridge Farm (2017).

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Special recognition and flowers were given to Ursula Dalem, who for many years worked on developing Dalem’s Chalet with her late husband Oscar and continues its operation.

Hors d’oeuvres were provided by Dalem’s.

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Originally published in The Commons issue #492 (Wednesday, January 9, 2019). This story appeared on page C2.

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