Barbara Hinson, Class of 1956 (right) and Liz Cordes receive the Distinguished Alumni and the Friend of Ss. Peter and Paul Meritorious Service awards Sept. 20 at Ss. Peter and Paul School in Alton.
ALTON — Each year the School Board of Ss. Peter and Paul School presents the Distinguished Alumni and the Friend of Ss. Peter and Paul Meritorious Service awards.
These awards were presented Sept. 20 to Barbara Hinson, Class of 1956; and Liz Cordes.
Hinson has been a staunch supporter of the parish and especially the school. She has worked tirelessly raising money to help offset the ever-increasing costs of educating the parish’s children. She also has served on the Finance Council of the parish and was the chairwoman of the annual Christmas Bazaar, one of the biggest fundraisers in support of the St. Vincent de Paul Society and now of the school.
Cordes is a native of Texas who relocated to Alton many years ago. She and her husband, Dave, are active members of the parish and their four children attended Ss. Peter and Paul School. Cordes volunteers at the school Wednesdays and Fridays, has prepared students who wanted to convert to Catholicism, is a co-facilitator for the Protecting God’s Children program, assists in the cleaning of the church each week, is active in the Altar Society and is a diocesan Woman of Distinction.
“Ss. Peter and Paul is blessed to count these two women among their many staunch supporters,” a press release states.