• Flowers and other gifts of appreciation were presented to Sarah Campbell, right, by Barbara Sultemeier, president of the Gillespie Literacy Council at a luncheon at Backyard BBQ. The council honored Campbell for her 27 years of service. — Submitted photo

Literacy Council honors Campbell

Sarah Campbell was recognized recently at a luncheon at Backyard BBQ for her 27 years of service to the Gillespie Literacy Council.

Campbell had a career as a chemist, but when she retired and moved to Fredericksburg with her husband, Frank, 17 years ago, she decided she wanted to help people learn to read.

Literacy, she said, became an important part of her life.

“We want to thank Sarah for her dedication — all those Tuesday mornings of driving 17 miles from Center Point to Fredericksburg — to all of those ESL students she worked with, including a student who was losing her eyesight,” said Barbara Sultemeier, president of the Gillespie Literacy Council.

“Over the years, Sarah has had some tough assignments, but she has helped numerous students learn to read as well as serving as secretary or treasurer of the organization,” Sultemeier said.

Campbell was instrumental in gaining support for reading and community outreach from St. Barnabas Episcopal Church and the Literacy Council receiving a gift from the Earnest Harrison Leigh Trust Fund, according to Sultemeier.

Campbell will be moving to Round Rock to be closer to her grandson.

“New adventures and challenges await her there, but wherever she is, she will be teaching someone how to read and it will be a better place because of her,” Sultemeier said.

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