Sandy Howard (left) is congratulated by Regina York after Howard was presented with a plaque honoring her work at Our Daily Bread during a ceremony Tuesday, January 19, 2021. (Billy Hefton / Enid News & Eagle) Sandy Howard, longtime director at Our Daily Bread, was honored Tuesday with a plaque bearing her likeness, which will be displayed outside the front door of the soup kitchen at 616 W. Randolph. Howard retired from the soup kitchen in 2019, and the reception and presentation Tuesday were made on the occasion of her recent move from Enid to the St. Ann Retirement Center in Oklahoma City. Val Ross, who stepped in as director upon Howard’s retirement, said it was important to recognize her as she leaves the community where she served so long. “We didn’t want to let you go without all of us getting together one last time to tell you we love you and appreciate you,” Ross said during the reception. “Because of your dedication to this place and all the effort you put in here, we felt it was appropriate to have a plaque honoring you.” Howard volunteered with the soup kitchen for several years before taking over as director, and served as director for 17 years before she reluctantly accepted a salary for the position. In a 2018 interview with the News & Eagle, Howard recalled being called to lead the soup kitchen in 1998. “My husband and I had an RV, and we traveled a lot,” Howard […]