Kay Tyne honored as Woman of the Year


POLO – Each year in May the parishioners of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Polo vote to select a Woman of the Year.

Kay Tyne was selected as the recipient of the 18th annual Woman of the Year Award for 2019. She and her husband Ed have been active in the parish for more than 30 years. They have two children, Brian and Brandi, and a grandson, Louis.

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 Women and Daughter Luncheon in May. This year that event took place on Sunday, May 19 where the new Woman of the Year was introduced and honored.

Over the years, Tyne has been a devoted and faithful member of the St. Mary’s parish family and the Polo community.  She was a religious education teacher for several years. Tyne has been active in the parish Altar and Rosary Society and has served as their secretary for many years.

In addition, she has helped with the parish Chinese Auction and as a volunteer at Second Hand Rose, Polo’s resale shop. She has helped with the Lenten Soup Suppers and the monthly Parish Fellowship meals. Kay can also often be found serving at funeral luncheons. 

In selecting Kay Tyne for this honor, several parishioners noted that Kay has volunteered her time and talent in numerous parish and community activities when called upon.