OAKHURST — Longtime volunteer and best friend of Friends of the Oakhurst Branch Library (FOBL), Candace Flammang was honored recently for her tireless efforts on behalf of the organization and the community.
Madera County Supervisor Tom Wheeler, District 5, presented Mrs. Flammang with a plaque to commemorate her 21 years of dedication. The presentation took place on Flag Day, June 14.
Candace Flammang has been involved with the community in one way or another since her family first came to Oakhurst in 1968, says friend and colleague Sherry Colgate.
In addition to having been both a teacher and parent volunteer in local schools, Mrs. Flammang has held FOBL positions including unofficial gardener and landscape designer, actual board secretary, publicity chair and, most recently, board president.
“Candace’s dedication to the success of the FOBL building addition fundraising [was] ongoing and persevering, involving many hours and trips to the Board of Supervisors meetings in Madera,” says Colgate. “Her enthusiasm and encouragement [are] an inspiration.”
No stranger to accolade yet modest as ever, Mrs. Flammang has been recognized as an ‘Angel Among Us,’ Oakhurst Chamber of Commerce Woman of the Year and, let’s just say, she knows Santa Claus quite well.
The Madera County Board of Supervisors and area residents are grateful to Mrs. Flammang for her 21 years of service.