Hometown Hero: Mardi Anson brings love of rural roots to Craig folks
For this week’s Hometown Hero, the Craig Press is pleased to honor Mardi Anson.
Anson is a staple of Craig’s rural personality, as a driving part of Moffat County Fair year after year, as well as a major component of area 4-H.
Anson has been part of a long list of community endeavors for all ages, including Craig Youth Hockey Association along with husband Mike.
The couple, who own Anson Excavating & Pipe and Moffat Limestone, also readily hitch up their horses for wagon rides throughout the year at many community events, as well as sleigh rides in the winter.
“She’s a person that’s willing to wrap her head around anything new,” friend Amy Peck said of Anson in a 2012 article. “She’s willing to dive in and take anything on. There’s always one little hiccup, but it turns into something to giggle about. That’s what makes Mardi so beautiful, is she’s so laidback that those kinds of things don’t matter. It’ll all turn out, and it always does.”
In the same story, Anson said she loves to contribute to the place where she was born and raised.
“I like being involved in the community and I like making sure our community stays viable,” she said. “I love it here. I love that it’s small. I love that everybody knows my business and I know everybody’s business.”
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