Name: Patricia A. Keeney
Honored by The Carroll County Sun for: Becoming Maryland's 1991 Firewoman of the Year for her outstanding involvement in fire prevention throughout her community
Residence; hometown: Union Bridge; Westminster
Education: Graduate of St. John's Catholic High School here and Strayer Business College in Baltimore
Family: Husband: John, employed with Lehigh Portland Cement Co.; children: Steven, 25, Daniel, 23, and Barbara, 18, all of whom volunteer for the Union Bridge Fire Co.; two grandchildren
Place of worship: St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Taneytown
Activities/hobbies: Employed as a clerk cashier for Sears, Roebuck and Co.; enjoys sewing, crafts and going to flea markets; works at fire hall several nights a week and is a member of the state Ladies Auxiliary Firemen's Association
Accomplishments: Certificate and plaque for community service from the auxiliary
Recipient's comments: "I felt really excited about the award. It's the highest one the association gives. The ladies here all urged me to enter the competition for it and the president, Yvonne Stultz, nominated me. I joined here nearly 30 years ago and really enjoy helping out at the fire company events."
Nominations: Call 876-8771, 857-0550 or (800) 829-8000 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Mondays; you also can fax your information to 876-0233.