POLO – Each year in May the parishioners of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Polo vote to select a Woman of the Year.
Nancy Adams was selected as the recipient of the 17th annual Woman of the Year Award for 2018.
The winner is chosen based on her contribution of time and talent to the parish as well as to the community. Past recipients have included special women who have been active in parish organizations and have helped in parish activities. Many have also been involved in helping with various Polo community projects.
The St. Mary’s Women of the Year are usually honored at the Mother-Daughter Breakfast in May. However, this year’s Woman of the Year for 2018 was honored at the Altar & Rosary Society Luncheon at the White Pines Inn on Monday, June 4.
Adams and her husband Jim have been active in the parish for 26 years. They have one daughter, Abby, and a granddaughter, Everlie.
Over the years, she has been a devoted and faithful member of the St. Mary’s parish family and the Polo community. In selecting Adams for this honor, several parishioners noted that she has been active in virtually every parish activity.
For quite some time, Adams has volunteered to clean the church linens every week. She has been active in the Altar & Rosary Society for many years and has served as president and in other officer positions. She also serves on the Chinese Auction Committee.
She has put in a great deal of time in various church religious activities. She coordinates St. Mary’s prayer chain and is active with St. Mary’s Elizabeth Ministry. In addition, she serves on the funeral Committee and helps with those dinners.
Several people noted that Adams is a very willing volunteer and one of the first to offer help when something needs to be done. She volunteers time for Second Hard Rose, the Polo second hand store sponsored by local churches. When one was needed, she stepped in briefly as the parish secretary. She has also helped out as a volunteer money counter of weekly donations.
Adams was presented and honored at the St. Mary’s Altar & Rosary Society Luncheon on June 4 at White Pines Inn.