Elsie H. Childres
Elsie H. Childres began her career at Drexel Elementary School as a teacher, later working for Southern Desk and then as co-owner of Arlene Hosiery Mill. Very active in the community, Ms. Childres has served in the American Business Women’s Association, the Catawba Valley Hosiery Association and the Town of Hildebran Planning/Adjustment Board. Ms. Childres also gives of her time as East Burke Senior Center Association director and Hildebran Heritage & Development Association board member. In addition, she is the recipient of the Burke County Woman of the Year award and the Catawba Valley Hosiery Association Woman of the Year award. Ms. Childres is the only trustee in the country to be State, Regional and National Trustee of the year in 1989.