Richard Smith, chairman of the Deacon Board of Pea Ridge Baptist Church, Ann Carswell and Eloise Johnson. (photo by Gwen Ring)
Richard Smith, chairman of the Deacon Board of Pea Ridge Baptist Church, Ann Carswell and Eloise Johnson.
(photo by Gwen Ring)

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Carswell inducted into Second Wind Hall of Fame

Published 4:48pm Monday, October 7, 2013

Ann Carswell, who resides in the Pea Ridge community of Polk County, was recently inducted into the Second Wind Hall of Fame.

Richard Smith, chairman of the Deacon Board of Pea Ridge Baptist Church, and Eloise Johnson surprised Carswell by presenting her the certificate at the church on Sunday morning.

Carswell has organized and printed the church bulletin almost every week for five years. Other things that she does for the church are: serving as secretary for the church council, helping with projects of the Women’s Missionary Union and orchestrating fundraisers and benefits.

She is reporter and serves on the social committee of the Pea Ridge Community Club.  She helps plan the meetings, speakers and programs. The community club knows she is dependable and hard working so she served in many composites for the club.

The local Care Kitchen in Columbus prepares a meal every Friday for those in need.  Carswell helps plan meals, shop for the food, as well as prepare and serve the meal. She also does the financial record keeping for the project.

Carswell is a tour guide and helps maintain the exhibits for the Polk County Historical Museum. She also serves on the local advisory board of the State Employees’ Credit Union.  

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