On Wednesday, May 20th, the foster children from Shelby County lost one of their best friends and advocates, Carolyn Hooker Scull.
Carolyn was the longest serving member of the Shelby County Child Welfare Board with over thirty years of commitment to children. During this time, she was able to assist Shelby County foster children and other children in need. She participated in the annual Empty Stocking & Emergency Fund fundraiser each year in December. Carolyn arrived with a large crockpot of soup and could be seen at Wal Mart’s door with a stocking helping children collect funds.
During her tenure on the Shelby County Child Welfare Board, the number of children in need increased from an average of nine up to sixty-five children on the roll. Carolyn was there every step of the way making sure each child’s needs were met. Each Board member has lost a personal friend.