Congrats ... Betty Carr

Longtime Anniston icon Betty Carr.

The life of longtime Anniston icon Betty Carr, known to generations for her work to lead and inspire young people through the programs of the YMCA of Calhoun County, was celebrated at Classic on Noble Jan. 22 on the occasion of her 93rd birthday, which was Jan. 21. “I am very, very, very honored that they would come out,” Carr said of the people gathered for the afternoon event. She thanked Classic’s David Mashburn for the work that went into it, but deflected any praise for herself, saying, “To God be the glory, not me.” Asked for any 93-year-old advice she might have for others coming along, Carr told The Star, “Find a common cause to work for, and follow Jesus.”

— Bill Edwards, Anniston Star