Opal has been a certified Texas Master Gardener and an active member of Central Texas Master Gardeners Association from April 2009 until the present time, but she is unable to continue to fulfill the recertification requirements due to her poor health. During her years of membership, she provided over 293 hours of volunteer service and earned over 106 hours of continuing education, always in excess of the minimum requirements.
Opal has been a loyal and enthusiastic member of CTMGA. Despite her having to use a walker and cane, and despite her living over 50 miles from Brady, she participated in almost all work days, field trips, and meetings. Education is her favorite pursuit and she is constantly seeking more. She was always willing to help with any and all CTMGA endeavors and is still willing to participate when able.