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Amy Nelson
The Centralia Sports Hall of Fame
2012 VIP Award Winner


For 36 years Amy Nelson touched the lives of just about every Centralia child who participated in sports and recreation activities.  From 1946 through 1982 she was the secretary, event scheduler, and event coordinator for Howard Cooksey and Fred Pearson at the Centralia Community Center.  She put in 50-hour weeks and hardly missed a day in those 36 years.

For the last three years, before leaving the Center at age 81, Amy worked without pay, but did receive cab fare money from the Recreation Board.  In 1976 she was presented with the first Chamber of Commerce Senior Citizen Award.  

Amy also served as the treasurer for the city of Wamac from 1941 through 1979.



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