Food closet honors the late Carol Judd and other volunteers at dinner |

Food closet honors the late Carol Judd and other volunteers at dinner

by Rosemarie Middendorf

During April, National Volunteer Appreciation Month, the Carson Valley Community (CVC) Food Closet Board of Directors paid homage to their dedicated volunteers by holding a Volunteer’s Dinner.

Along with honoring their many volunteers, a presentation was made of a memorial plaque in honor of Carol Judd, past director of the CVC Food Closet and Project Santa Claus.

The plaque reads, “Carson Valley Community Food Closet. In loving memory of Carol Judd, for her dedication to the Food Closet, Project Santa Claus and the community. She truly made a difference in the lives of many and will be missed by us all. August 14-1942 – November 4 – 1998.” The plaque will be permanently displayed in the lobby of the Carson Valley Community Food Closet, in the Hussman Building, 1255 Waterloo Lane, Gardnerville.

Carol was a resident of Gardnerville for 18 years, coming from San Jose, Calif. A homemaker, she was associated with the food closet since 1988 and was the original volunteer director of both the food closet and Project Santa Claus (providing food to needy families and matching children and families who qualified with Christmas gifts, clothes and baskets of food).

She was dedicated to making sure no child in Douglas County went without Christmas. Carol was an outstanding, caring person who enjoyed making others happy.

Carols is survived by her husband Alfred Judd, who was presented with a replica of the memorial plaque.