Mrs. Candy Carson to Receive Fulltime Homemaker Award

Mrs. Candy Carson to Receive Fulltime Homemaker Award

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 14, 2016
CONTACT: Ryan Hite, Communications Director

St. Louis, MO: Mrs. Candy Carson will receive the 2016 Full-Time Homemaker of the Year Award this Saturday at Eagle Council XLV. This award has been given annually by Phyllis Schlafly since 1986. Dr. Ben Carson will also speak and help us honor his wife.

Candy Carson is an author, philanthropist, and musician. She grew up in a middle-class family that stressed strong values and hard work. She studied music at Yale University and played first violin with the Yale Symphony in Austria at a European premiere of Leonard Bernstein’s music. While in college, Candy met her future husband Ben and supported the family while Ben completed his medical degree at the University of Michigan. Candy’s passion, however, lies first and foremost in fostering a better future for America’s children. That culminated in the co-founding, with her husband Ben, of the Carson Scholars Fund. Candy and her husband have written three books together, including the New York Times bestseller, America the Beautiful: Rediscovering What Made This Nation Great. Candy’s first solo book, A Doctor in the House: My Life with Ben Carson, was released on January 5, 2016. Ben and Candy Carson are the proud parents of three adult sons and three grandchildren.

Eagle Council will be held in St. Louis, MO at the St. Louis Airport Marriott, September 16 through 18, 2016.

Press are welcome at Eagle Council but must be credentialed. Please contact Ryan Hite at to obtain press credentials for this event.