Carol Ann Selkis received a Jefferson Award on April 12. The local level recognizes individuals who are committed to improving their communities through volunteer and community services. The honorees are ordinary people who accomplish extraordinary things, often without the expectation of recognition. Carol Ann helps families grieving the loss of a baby by providing burial gowns. She heads up Angel Gowns - Capital Region NY. Carol Ann seeks donations of wedding gowns and other formal wear, recruits seamstresses, raises funds to buy needed supplies and increases awareness in the community. She has reached out to area churches and schools for help. In addition to her work with Angel Gowns - Capital Region NY, Carol Ann, her husband, Tom and their dog, Dude, provide pet therapy for patients in area hospitals and nursing homes and for students in area colleges.


 Angel Gowns made by Jane Foster