Carrie Jones of Signal Mountain was named as the 2013 Signal Mountain Woman of the Year by the Signal Mountain Community Guild at its annual Dogwood Luncheon Wednesday. The award is given to a woman who contributes her time and talent in an outstanding way to improve the community.
In making the announcement, Betty Fassnacht, chairman of the Women of the Year Committee, noted that Signal Mountain recently was rated the best place in Tennessee to raise children, according to a rating of small towns by Bloomberg Businessweek. "We know that in addition to great teachers the fantastic parent volunteer programs make our schools great. Today we are honoring one of these dedicated volunteers who has made Signal Mountain a better place to live for us all."
Mrs. Jones, she said, has an amazingly positive attitude while accomplishing tasks that are seemingly impossible for a busy mother of a boy in middle school and girls in elementary and pre-school. She has three children who are involved in many sports and other acivities that require much of her time, but she always finds time to volunteer her time and talents to organizations on Signal. She often takes on big and new projects which would intimidate most volunteers. She enjoys stepping up anytime there is a need on Signal Mountain.
Her activities at Nolan Elementary include Membership Vice President, Mountain Education Foundation Vice President, School Kidz School Supply Fundraiser Chair, Homeroom Mom, Classroom Volunteer, and Book Fair Volunteer, among many others.
She has been involved in the Mountain Education Foundation as an Advisory Board Member, Phone a Thon, Run For Education, Rummage Sale, Banquet Table Chair and Golf Tournament Volunteer Coordinator. Last fall she hand-delivered packets for 120 table hosts for the very successful 2013 Moujntain Education Foundation banquet. At the same time she facilitated the ordering and delivery of over 300 school kits for a fundraiser for Nolan students.
Since she has a preschooler, she has served as the Moppets Child Care Coordinator. She has also been active in the Signal Mountain Newcomers as a director and memership chair. She has also volunteered at the Signal Mouintain Golf and Country Club as the Social Committee Chair and the Ladies Golf Association.