Six Orange County women were honored for outstanding contributions to the community at the North Orange County YWCA's Recognition Luncheon.
Mildred Taggart, of Anaheim, a sculptor and potter who led a drive to save Anaheim's 1928 Carnegie Library from demolition, was recognized for service to the arts. The library was preserved as a museum and has been placed in the National Register of Historical Places. Taggart also is a member of Anaheim Beautiful and has worked with the Anaheim Parks and Recreation Department to place historical artifacts in front of the Anaheim Cultural Arts Center.
Diane C. Anderson, manager of community affairs for Rockwell International, was honored for achievement in business and industry. Anderson, who lives in Laguna Niguel, has been vice president of development for the Orange County chapter of the American Cancer Society the past four years, and chairman of the public relations advisory council for the Orange County Performing Arts Center for two years. She also has chaired the nominating committee for the Anaheim Memorial Hospital Foundation Board the past 10 years.
Pat Mead, honored for volunteer community service, is co-founder with her husband, Jim, of For Kids Sake, a child abuse prevention program and clinic in Brea. She helps train the mostly volunteer staff, lectures at schools and speaks to civic organizations. The Meads have become foster parents to six children who were abused or are handicapped. She also belongs to the Brea Woman's Club, does volunteer work at Brea Community Hospital and is pursuing a college degree.