Meet Lucy Towle
She’s been a great help on the Prosper Community Library Board for the past 5 years. So much so that the Town Council announced at its last meeting that Lucy will be on the board for another term.
“As a Prosper Community Library Board member, Lucy has offered unwavering and consistent support to the library,” says Leslie Scott, director for the Prosper Community Library. “Her insight of the library field is a huge asset to the board and her passion for Prosper is obvious. Lucy has been an advocate for a new library facility for years and I’m incredibly pleased she will soon see her long-term dedication rewarded.”
She is lead librarian for Prestonwood Christian Academy, overseeing both the Prosper campus and the Plano campus, while also working as the Upper School Librarian.
The Towle family came to Prosper 11 years ago. She said a fellow teacher talked to her about the youth ministry in Prosper and the relationships and accountability the youth have with one another “and that spoke to my heart. I knew I wanted to raise my kids where that exists and that’s what we got.”
She said she worked for the Prosper school district for five years. “We brought the kids here because we wanted them to be wholly involved in the town,” she said.
Now her children are in high school. Philip is in the 11th grade and Kirstin is a freshman. Also in the family is a 13-year-old Maltese named Lady and a cat named Peaches. They also foster a Lionhead female bunny named Olaf and an aquarium with fish that came from Cockrell Elementary. “If it was up to my daughter, we would have a lot more pets,” she said.
Lucy doesn’t have a lot of extra time to put into hobbies. Any time she does it goes toward ministry work at her church. She said it’s been important to her since her college days at the University of Texas in San Antonio where she obtained her Interdisciplinary Studies degree. She later attended The University of North Texas and gained a masters degree in library sciences.
“Now that I have teens, I give my time serving in the student ministry. I’ve tried to be involved in each level as my children have grown up.”
The Towles have lived all over, as Lucy describes it, because of her husband Jim’s job. She said even when they lived in Germany, they did Sunday School. “It’s just been part of who I am,” she said.
Lucy is also a writer and has been published in a local publication or two. She likes to volunteer and serve in different areas. Philip is in the Young Men’s Service League which is in its second year of formation. “I work on the website,” she said and explained it’s a service where its members do volunteer hours.
She also provides photography services for the different events her children are in. My son is in band so I take those pictures and my daughter is in cross country so I take pictures there for all the kids. She also serves on the band’s scholarship committee for the Prosper Band Boosters Club.
About the head band director John Alstrin, Lucy said “I was so excited to meet him. He told me how the band learned the “train” and how he brought that to the band, and I just thought that was awesome. Everybody loves it when the band starts on the “train.”
Lucy says her favorite quote is one from the Bible find at Jeremiah 29:11: “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”
She said she had some miscarriages before their son was born. “I just claimed it [the Bible verse] that no matter what happens, God’s got this.” she said. “He knows what we are going through and He’s got this. Whatever it is, He’s got this.”
The Prosper Times is featuring Prosper residents each week in “Prosper Profiles.” We want to bring to the forefront individuals who quietly go about their business with little to no fanfare. If you know of someone who qualifies for this spot, please send us an email to let us know.
Joyce Godwin | Joyce@CedarbrookMedia.com