Carolyn Spiezio: Fifth of Ten 2019 Jefferson Awards Winners
Whether they be prayer shawls, afghans for newborns or turning pillowcases into dresses for girls in Africa, it is Carolyn Spiezio’s dedication to helping others that makes her a winner of the 2019 Jefferson Awards, which are presented annually to volunteers on Delmarva who provide extraordinary public service.
Spiezio’s daughter, Penny Austin-Richardson, nominated her for a Jefferson Award. Austin-Richardson, who is a past Jefferson Awards winner herself, cited her mother as her role model for community service.
Spiezio explained that she enjoys helping others in need.
“I love doing charity work like the Quilts of Valor, and giving it to a person who has given service to the country,” she said. “If I’ve got the extra money I want to spend it on somebody.”
About the Jefferson Awards
WBOC is proud to be a local partner of the Jefferson Awards, which are presented to unrecognized citizens on Delmarva who provide extraordinary public service. The Jefferson Awards are presented on two levels: national and local. The mission of the Jefferson Awards is to encourage and honor individuals for their achievements and contributions through public and community service.
The 2019 Jefferson Awards are made possible through the support of our local sponsor, Nanticoke Health Services.