Second Wind Hall of Fame inducts Frances Parker

Published 10:00 pm Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Frances McCain, Frances Parker, Ted Owens

Frances McCain, Frances Parker, Ted Owens

Recently, Frances H. Parker was inducted into the Second Wind Hall of Fame in Polk County. This organization’s purpose is to provide recognition to retirees for outstanding service to others and to their community. The group encourages and provides incentives for other retirees to do likewise and to help retirees realize that retirement is an opportunity to continue service to their community and to mankind.

Frances Parker has participated in many volunteer activities in the Thermal Belt Area within the past few years. She began working at McFarland and Key Attorneys in 1973 and trained as a real estate paralegal; she retired from McFarland and McFarland Attorneys in 2006.

She is married to Billy Parker and they have one daughter, Crystal P. Phillips, and a 14-year-old granddaughter.

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Since retirement, she has served on the Polk County Community Foundation Board from 2010 – present. Frances contributed her time for six years to the Polk County Department of Social Services Board of Directors, and worked with the Tryon Youth Center. The Polk County Historical Association has appreciated her time and volunteer efforts as a museum docent since 2007.

Ted Owens, president of PCHA notes: “Frances has been a devoted volunteer to the museum for many years, taking on many responsibilities, including docent. She is presently serving as secretary of the PCHA Board of Directors; her willingness to give many, many hours of herself has helped the museum to be successful.”

– article submitted by Marian Bryan