New times announced for Oct. 24 ceremony to honor Anna Foultz

There has been a slight change in schedule for the Oct. 24 dedication ceremony and remembrance for Anna Foultz.  

Ocean Pines and close friends of Foultz will rededicate the Marlin Room in the Ocean Pines Community Center as “The Anna Foultz Room” at 3:30 p.m.  

A remembrance and fellowship for Foultz will be held immediately afterward in the Assateague Room of the Ocean Pines Community Center, on 235 Ocean Parkway. Fire code for the room will limit attendance to no more than 160, and overflow will be available outside of the double doors of the Assateague Room. 

Currently scheduled to speak are Ocean Pines Association President Doug Parks, Maryland Sen. Mary Beth Carozza, Worcester County Commissioner Chip Bertino, and Ocean 98 deejay Bulldog. Carozza will deliver a citation honoring Foultz, from Gov. Larry Hogan.  

Others may speak, as time allows. The ceremony will also include a performance by the Delmarva Chorus and light refreshments.  

Foultz passed away on Sunday, Sept. 22 at Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin. She was 93.  

Born in Camden, New Jersey in 1926, Foultz moved to the area a little over three decades ago. She and Carl founded Star Charities in 2007 to give back to the men and women of the U.S. Armed Forces. Carl, a World War II veteran, passed away in 2010 at the age of 86. 

Foultz was known in the community as a tireless advocate of nonprofit groups and charitable endeavors, especially the Girl Scouts, and she was reportedly the oldest active member of that organization.   

Her memoir, “Two Steps Forward,” was published in 2017. She co-wrote the book with her daughter, Shirley Isbell, and donated much of the proceeds. 

Foultz was active up until her last days. She took part in Ocean Pines’ National Night Out celebration in August, representing the Girl Scouts, and on Aug. 16 she presented a $1,500 donation to Achilles of Maryland at Veterans Memorial Park in Ocean Pines. 

Close friends of Foultz announced they would honor her by continuing the “Holiday Gifts for Our Soldiers” drive, scheduled to last through the end of the month. Collection containers were placed throughout the community to gather nonperishable donations for U.S. soldiers serving overseas.  

The Ocean Pines Board unanimously approved the room rededication on Oct. 2.  

“Anna will be sorely missed,” Parks said. “She was a very, very important person in the Ocean Pines community, and condolences go out to her and her family. We’ll celebrate her, not only by the remembrance of the dedication of that room, but just by remembering all the things that she did for Ocean Pines and Star Charities, and the other organizations that she was associated with.” 

Anna Foultz, with Ocean Pines Operations Director Colby Phillips, speaks during a public meeting in August.

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