Powell picked for WPWC award

Courtesy Photo Wellington Professional Women’s Club honors Candy Powell as its 2021 Woman of the Year. The community is invited to a tea in her honor.

Courtesy Photo
Wellington Professional Women’s Club honors Candy Powell as its 2021 Woman of the Year. The community is invited to a tea in her honor.

WELLINGTON – Candy Powell, Collingsworth General Hospital administrator since 2006, has been selected as Wellington Professional Women’s Club (WPWC) 2021 honoree.

A member since 2008, Powell has served the club as president the past two years. The committee made the announcement during the March 30 meeting. A tea in her honor is set for 10 to 11:30 a.m. Friday, April 23 in the Ellis Art Center of the Collingsworth County Museum.

“The woman we have chosen for this honor is not here with us tonight, but we want her to know how much she is loved in our club and throughout our community,” said Natasha Mixon. “She is the mother of three wonderful kids and a loving grandmother to two precious babies. The love of her life, husband Jeff, is her rock. Her family means everything to her.”

Diagnosed with colorectal cancer in August 2020, Powell has traveled back and forth to Dallas since that time for treatment.

“Although the past eight months have been very hard for her, she has never given up and clings every day to the hope of the Lord,” said Mixon. “Also a member of First Baptist Church, we would like to congratulate Candy Powell, our 2021 Woman of the Year!”

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