Candy Reed is the daughter of the late Homer and Dottie Brumley of Hamilton and has lived in Winfield since 1974. She began working for the City of Winfield in November of 1979, when she was appointed as the first Court Clerk for the Winfield Municipal Court. After working 15 years as Court Clerk, she was appointed as City Clerk in April of 1995 serving in that office for 21 years until her retirement this past April. As an employee of the City of Winfield for over 36 years, she served under Mayors Joe Carothers, Hewitt Addison, Bill Sager, Bill West, Rebel Silas and Randy Price. With all the many duties that fall under the title of City Clerk, she found that meeting and serving the public and building relationships with fellow employees was the most rewarding.
First obtaining the designation of CMC (Certified Municipal Clerk) in 1999, she obtained her designation in 2013 as MMC (Master Municipal Clerk) the highest level of municipal clerk’s training. These designations awarded by the International Institute of Municipal Clerks, are required as course study in continuing education. An additional requirement for the above designations is membership in the AAMCA (Alabama Association of Municipal Clerks and Administrators) of which she maintained during her tenure as City Clerk.
(L - R Front Row)Leah Ann Bowling (Main Street Vice President), Mary Hyche (Chairman, Theatre Board), Dot Bolton (Main Street Treasurer and theatre board)
(L - R 2nd Row) Tammy Brashier Main Street Program Manager and Theatre Event Coordinator/Office Manager) Nancy Moss (Theatre Board), Allene Crew (Main Street Secretary)
(L - R Back Row) Don Studdard (Main Street President and Theatre Board) Ronnie Moss, Stephen Preuninger and Wesley McNeill (Theatre Board)
The honorees for 2015 Mule Day Parade are Winfield Main Street & Pastime Theatre Board. We honor these two groups and their members for all the contributions, projects, support, and dedication they have given over the years to the City of Winfield, and the Winfield Chamber of Commerce. Thank you to Winfield Main Street & Pastime Theatre Board for helping make Winfield a better place to work and live.
Bob Earnest is a lifelong resident of Winfield and a graduate of Winfield High School. He has been an active member of the Winfield Chamber of Commerce for 36 years and has served as a member of the Board of Directors for 14 years.
Bob spent the last 48 years as a local business owner in downtown winfield. His business, the Fashion Shoe Bar, was known by many as the "shoe store on the corner." Bob worked with other local merchants and helped to organize activities and promotions to support the local economy.
Bob was elected to the Winfield City Council and served his fellow citizens as a council member for 18 years. While on the council, Bob served as Mayer Pro-tem for a period of 8 years. he represented Winfield as a member of the Executive Committee of the Alabama League of Municipalities. Bob pursued and completed the requirements to become a Certified Municipal Official.
Bob is an active member and deacon at Winfield First Baptist Church and was married to Earlene Perry Earnest for 65 years before she passed away in November,2010. Bob is the father of one daughter, Sandy. He has two grandsons and four great grandchildren.
Bob wishes to thank the Chamber of Commerce for selecting him as the "Special Honoree" for Mule Day 2011.