Carol honoured for 40 years of service to her beloved Marazion
MARAZION'S many dedicated volunteers and charity fundraisers were celebrated and thanked on Sunday at the town's annual civic service.
Around 120 people turned up for the parade, church service and buffet lunch, which had a theme of volunteering and also included a presentation to the town's new citizen of the year.
Carol Eddy, 68, said she was surprised and pleased to have been nominated by the community for the honour.
Mrs Eddy, who has been volunteering in the town for more than 40 years, said: "I have always been involved with things in the town. Where there has been a need I help out where I can. I love the town."
Mrs Eddy stepped down as the organiser of the Poppy Appeal in and around Marazion after 41 years in 2010, she has been the booking secretary at the community centre for 28 years and was also involved in the initial committee that set up the facility in 1984.
She is the president of the Marazion Wives' Group, and is involved with the chapel, fundraising for Cancer Research UK, the Marazion Cancer Shop and for the British Heart Foundation, as well as organising a number of community events each year.
The civic service was held at Marazion All Saints' Church, led by the Reverend Nigel Marnes, who was assisted by the Reverend Dom Jones and Deacon Geoff Tamblin from the Methodist Church who led the prayers of intercession. Music was provided by the Breage Band and the Marazion School choir.
Town mayor Bernie Hall and deputy Derek Laity were joined by other civic leaders from local parishes and towns as well as by the vice-chairman of Cornwall Council, Councillor John Dyer.
Mrs Hall said: "It was a thank you to embrace the work that the community does on a day to day basis, to celebrate the amount of community involvement in the town."