Terry Voight received the “Woman of Excellence” award, created in 2011, from Bianca Roberts of the Tangipahoa Parish Library.
The recipient of the award exemplifies outstanding service to Tangipahoa Parish, library officials said. The recipient is selected by the Award Selection Committee from nominations received from residents of Tangipahoa Parish.
Voight, a life-long resident of Tangipahoa Parish, volunteers with many organizations including ‘Gods Storehouse’ in Amite where she is on the board of directors and works in their store. She promotes food collections at local events and collects linens for persons whose homes have been damaged by fire. She also volunteers with Tangipahoa Volunteers for Family and Community’s Busy Bees Literacy Committee, an all-volunteer arm of the LSU Extension service. Her primary interest with the Bees is improving the literacy level in Tangipahoa Parish, one child at a time, officials said. She brought the ‘Family Book Bag’ program into schools in Tangipahoa Parish, which is a program that brings books into the home of kindergarten students for parents to share with their child and interesting and informative handouts that encourage parents to feed their child more nutritious meals, encourage more play time out of doors, and instill a love of reading by setting an example, library officials said.
George Ann Smith and Myrna Jordan each received a Certificate of Appreciation from the Tangipahoa Parish Library, officials said.