A ‘Dame Who Makes a Difference’
Mary C. Forister (right), formerly of Floresville, presents Floresville South Elementary schoolteacher Tamara Pfeil with a $4,000 check to the special needs fund at FISD. Her monetary donations over the years have helped to fund Community-Based Instruction and equipment in the PPCD and Lifeskills classrooms in FISD.
Since Nov. 16, 1984, Mary C. Forister, a former resident of Floresville, has been a member of the Embassy Chapter Colonial Dames XVII Century of Austin. In September 2012, Joan Lawrence, president of the chapter, called Mary to tell her she had nominated her for “Dames Who Make a Difference.” On March 1, Mary, sure she would not win, attended the 75th annual State Conference in Round Rock and was surprised when she was presented with a community service award and named as a Dame Who Makes a Difference. . . .
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