The Williamsburg Ruritan Club recently honored Shelby Cremeans as a Community Champion for her many years of volunteer work in her community.
Cremeans’ community volunteer career began in 1991. After she retired from being a teacher and returned to the Williamsburg community, she assisted in painting the interior of the then new Community Building. Among other things, she started the Williamsburg Thespians, a group of amateurs that performed several plays and musical presentations for the community. This included several encore presentations of “The Womanless Wedding.”
She was the organizer and Queen Mother of the Williamsburg Red Hat Society, The Hatties; a member of the Community Action group that has many fundraisers during the year, including the annual Community Fair in July; Williamsburg Area Emergency Response Team (WARTS) member; directs Williamsburg High School annual Reunions; is an active member of Andrew Chapel United Methodist Church and of the Methodist Women. Cremeans offers her assistance wherever help is needed.
Cremeans has a great artistic and imaginative talent and has created a multitude of arts and crafts. Ruritans say she is an exemplary citizen and a role model to all.