Joyce Carey was born and raised in Kingston. Joyce attended Kingston schools, SUNY Ulster, SUNY New Paltz and obtained a Master’s in Library Science degree from SUNY Albany. Joyce along with her husband Bob and Children Meg, Kyle, Corryn and Rachel have been involved with the Shamrock Run since its inception in different capacities along the way such as, folding flyers, licking stamps, participating in the run with her children, registration table and most recently volunteer coordinator.
The run is about giving children a day out of the house into the fresh air, getting some exercise and having fun while running down Broadway.
Joyce raised four children, who all ran in the Shamrock Run with her. Joyce took the children many times to the Kingston Library Children’s reading program. Joyce saw the benefits this program delivered and it was one of the reasons she became a Librarian and became a board member at the Kingston Library.