Photo by Rod Aydelotte, Waco Tribune-Herald
“Virginia DuPuy, longtime Waco civic leader, businesswoman and former Waco mayor, received the Greater Waco Chamber of Commerce’s Legacy Award during ceremonies Thursday evening at the Waco Convention Center.
An estimated 500 people bought tickets to the fete, which included a mixer and a proclamation read by current Mayor Kyle Deaver. Earlier, in an interview, Deaver said DuPuy is an inspiration, mentor, “and one of the great leaders we’ve had in Waco, in my opinion, and I have known her all my life. She was one of my teachers in elementary school, St. Paul’s Episcopal.”
DuPuy, whose family has long operated DuPuy Oxygen & Supply, served a two-year term on the Waco City Council, and as mayor from 2005 to 2010. She co-founded Prosper Waco, an organization whose goal is to improve quality of life, employment opportunities and educational achievement locally.”
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