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Sandy Carlson Receives Stork Award

Sandy Carlson (left), the 2014 Stork Award recipient, accepts a clock from Corinne Stork, recipient of the first award in 1991.

The 2014 Donald and Corinne Stork Award for Community Service was presented to Penn Yan resident Sandy Carlson at a noon luncheon today (Aug. 12).

Keuka College established the award to recognize those individuals who exemplify its historic commitment to the value and benefit of using individual initiative for the common good.

The award was named after the first recipients of the award, Penn Yan residents Corinne Stork and the late Donald Stork, in 1991.

Sandy Carlson holds the proclamation she earned for her dedication to serving her community.

Carlson also received a proclamation written by New York State Senator Tom O’Mara and New York State Assemblyman Philip Palmesano which was presented by Keuka College’s Vice President for Advancement and External Affairs Amy Storey.  On behalf of the New York State Legislature, the proclamation acknowledged Carlson’s service to her community.

Among the Yates County organizations that have benefitted from Carlson’s time and talents are the Once Again Shoppe, Keuka Comfort Care Home, the American Red Cross, and the First Presbyterian Church.

A graduate of the Genesee Hospital School of Nursing, Carlson worked at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital’s emergency room for more than 30 years and now serves as a substitute nurse in the Penn Yan Central School District.

Click for more photos from the luncheon.

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