Dara K. Lindley is one of our faithful members who joined us in 2001. She drives up from Pownal to attend church and the activities in which she is involved. Though quiet and unassuming, Dara is a great addition to our membership with her attendance at services and using her skills to assist in other activities.
Dara was born in Noakind, Thailand and has been in the United States since 1980. She came with her parents who wanted her to have United States citizenship, and to learn the English language. So she attended Woodrow Wilson High School in San Francisco to accomplish this goal which she has done admirably.
She became apprenticed at this school taking pastry courses and others in chocolate works.
Dara is married to Peter T. Lindley who is employed in Williamstown. They have a daughter, Jennifer K. who often attends services with Dara.
To prepare herself for her specialty courses in chocolate working, Dara served apprenticeships in San Francisco. Since coming to the area she has been employed at the Williams Inn as the pastry chef baking and cake decorating for 20 years. She also has worked at the Orchard Hotel as the pastry chef and at Mother Myricks in Manchester for ten years. Presently she is employed at Tunnel City coffee shop as pastry chef in Williamstown where she has worked for ten years.
As a personal testimonial of her art I must tell you that she baked the most beautifully decorated birthday cake for my 100th celebration. She has taught Sunday School in the past and also served on the Christian Ed Board. She also contributes her skill and help at the Snowball Bazaar at the food table where you can find her specialties.
Speaking fluent English Dara is a delight to know. She uses her talents to add to other activities in the church. She also likes to garden at their home on Puddingstone Road in Pownal.
We salute this pleasant person who came to us from another country.
Submitted by Harriette Leidich.