Carol Wright Hardy to receive Olde Guarde Distinguished Service Award

IRVINGTON—Rappahannock Westminster-Canterbury resident Carol Wright Hardy is a modest woman for all of her significant accomplishments and accolades, calling herself a “very mediocre musician.”

Yet Hardy has been immersed in the world of music and community activism for more than half a century. This April, she will receive the Olde Guarde Distinguished Service Award from the College of William and Mary, where she graduated 69 years ago.

The award recognizes an individual whose class graduated a minimum of 50 years ago. It is an alumni recognition award for dedication, involvement and continued service to the college as well as lifetime achievement….