Anne was a 1997 Heart of the Community Awards recipient. At that time she was recognized for her volunteer work at East Rome Junior and Senior High Schools. That included band chaperone, cook@ fund Raisers, Yearbook advisor and working on fund raising and other student related projects. She previously was a tutor at the Sarah Murphy Home in Cedartown. Since 1972 Anne has been a volunteer in the tourism office 5 days a week-8 hours a day.
Other volunteer community Involvement has included:
-Coosa River Christmas
-Mayfest on the River
-Olympics in Rome and Atlanta
-Volunteer at Myrtle Hill Cemetery tours
-Led haunted house tours on Broad Street
-Volunteer Teacher at Berry Senior College
-Numerous volunteer hours at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church
-Leadership Rome and High School Leadership Rome
-Volunteer with Tour de Georgia
– Volunteer with the Clocktower handycling event
-Volunteer at the Clocktower
Organized and led field trips for local schools at Myrtle Hill Cemetery
-Charter member of the Myrtle Hill/Oak Memorial Association
-Step –on-Tour guide on the Toonerville Trolley in the Between the Rivers Historic District
In 2005 she was named by the Georgia Council on Women as a Georgia Legacy– Women Active and Alive Well Past the Age of Sixty.
Anne was born in Rome “SEVERAL” years ago. Her parents instilled in her a need to give back to her community Her husband, Joe Culpepper, was also a volunteer and they worked many events tgether until his death in 2003.
Nominated by Linda Smith who said of Anne “Anne is a deserving recipient of the Heart of the Community’s highest award. She is a valuable treasure and will part of our history for many generations to come.”