Starling earns Hall of Fame award
Special to The Herald
Ms. Gala Starling was presented the Hall of Fame Award at the D.W. Wilburn Foundation Annual Awards program on Sept. 16. The Hall of Fame service award recognizes individuals who have used their public presence to give back to the community.
In memory of the late D.W. Wilburn, the D.W. Wilburn Foundation Inc. is committed to providing services and giving direct support to the citizens of Yazoo County.
Gala Starling has been a dedicated supporter of the foundation’s mission since its development in 1996. She has demonstrated her strong concern for education and humanity in many other capacities in the community.
Gala is a 1959 graduate of Tougaloo College. She is a retired school teacher from the Yazoo County School District. Since retiring in 1992, she has fulfilled her passion for community involvement by volunteering her time with Warren-Yazoo Mental Health Services, Retired Teachers Association, Alzheimer’s Association, Foster Care Association, Y-Teens and several other organizations.
She is a member of Mt. Vernon M.B. Church, where she is Choir President and Sunday School teacher.