Long-time Occoquan resident Barbara “Bobbie” Frank was awarded the Walter D. Bailey Volunteer Award for tireless community efforts.
“Frank and her late husband Win Frank moved to Occoquan in the early 1990s and immediately became fixtures in the community, donating their time and talents to the betterment of the Occoquan community,” stated a release.
Over the years, Frank has volunteered in several capacities, including serving on Occoquan’s Architectural Review Board, the Occoquan Historical Society Board, the Occoquan Bicentennial Committee, and the town Beautification Committee, according to a release.
“In addition, Ms. Frank was elected and served on the Occoquan Town Council for eleven years from 1994 to 2005, and also served as the Town’s Craft Show Director for more than a decade in the 1990s. Her dedication to the quality of the Craft Show resulted in its recognition as one of the best arts and crafts shows in the nation during her tenure. She was often seen collecting trash and planting flowers throughout town, and assisting with large capital projects including the development of the Town Dock and Riverwalk, the relocation of the Fairfax Water Authority water treatment facility, the construction of the Route 123 bridge, and the Mill Street Enhancement project in the late 1990s,” stated a release.
Outside of Occoquan, Frank was also heavily involved in the community, taking part in the Woodbridge Women’s Club, the Triangle Trowel Garden Club, the Retired Senior Volunteer Program, and many others, according to a release.
“Through her dedication and leadership, she has helped to pave the way for Occoquan’s future,” stated a release.
The Walter D. Bailey Volunteer Award, named for former resident and big-time volunteer in the community, is given out each year to a resident that is seeking to improve the Occoquan community, according to a release.
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