Strawberry River Chapter DAR presents 2020 Community Service Award
Strawberry River Chapter DAR awarded their 2020 Community Service Award to Taci Leigh Humphries, daughter of Lance and Mandy Humphries of Ash Flat.
The Community Service Award is a non-competitive acknowledgement to worthy individuals and organizations for outstanding voluntary service. Nominees are to contribute to their community through several endeavors. Taci has demonstrated her community service through educational, humanitarian, patriotic, and citizenship endeavors.
Taci gives of her time in a variety of community projects. She had served as President of the local 4-H Club and spearheaded a drive to collect stuffed animals for the local police department to give children during stops and accidents, and they made goody bags for the police and fire department.
She served as the 2019 Miss Rodeo Arkansas Princess. Her love for animals and horses inspired her to help others less fortunate. She volunteered time with a young lady with Down’s Syndrome by helping her ride a horse as part of physical therapy. Taci took the initiative and volunteered her time to put on a “special needs rodeo” for children at Pediatrics Plus in Conway. She spent many hours tutoring a visually impaired student in her class.
Through the Highland School District’s gifted and talented education program (HIGATE), Taci assisted our chapter with patriotic projects for Veterans in our nursing homes. She has tutored young people during and after school and given her time gathering and donating books and reading at day care centers.
Taci is currently an eighth grade student at Highland Middle School. We congratulate Taci for her interest in our youth and are proud to recognize her service to our community.