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Rachel Fowler is BCSCC 2022 Homemaker of the Year

The Braxton County Senior Citizens Center hosted their Eleventh Annual Homemaker Appreciation Dinner on October 17, at 5:30 PM for all in-home services workers and their guest. 

Highlighting the awards given each year is Homemaker of the Year.  This special recognition is presented to a Homemaker that has worked for the center for at least 5 years and goes above and beyond in all areas of their job performance.  This year’s award went to Rachel Fowler. She was presented with a gift card, a beautiful basket filled with lots of goodies, a Certificate of Appreciation as well as her very own Poodle Skirt, sash and tiara.

Additionally, certificates were presented to several Homemakers for their years of service to the agency.  The Board of Directors presented five-year certificates to Deanna Rollyson, Jeanette Jarvis, Robin Linger, Kathleen Coombs, Nicole White, Elizabeth Potts, Carla Duffield and Leila Eddie. Ten-year certificates went to Linda Tharp, Margaret Samples, Rachel Fowler, Karen Jarrell, Jennifer Jarvis, Megan Laurentus, Diana Sparks, Barbara Westfall, Diana Frame, Tammy Ratliff, and were presented by the Board of Directors.  Next Homemakers that have worked for 20 years were presented certificates by the Board of Directors. Those were Peggy Hamner and Linda Zackoski.  Additionally, homemakers who have worked for 25 years were recognized and are as follows: Mary Currence, Carolyn Beamer and Teresa. Homemakers who have been diligently working for 30 years were recognized and commended. They were Mescal Rose, Patsy Keener and Patricia Morrison.

Other recognition awards were given in the following categories: Most polite when calling or coming in to the office: Beckie Childress,  Most willing to sub: Phyllis Harwell, Least Corrections on paper work: Sherri Marks,  Up and coming new Homemaker: Samantha Frame,  Most Faithful Attendance/Least call offs: Ellen White, Most Compassionate: Megan Laurentus, Outstanding Out of County Homemaker: Rhonda Moore, Nicholas Co., Overcomer Award: Peggy Hamner, and the Weekend Warrior Award went to  Rebekah Westfall.

“Homemakers are very much appreciated and without their services, a lot of seniors and handicapped individuals may be unable to continue living independently in their homes,” said BCSCC Executive Director Mary Chapman. “The staff was honored to be able to serve the homemakers and let them know that they are an  important part of the Braxton County Senior Citizens Center’” she added. Anyone has questions about the services that are provided by the center, should call 304 765-4090 or stop by the center located at 23 Senior Center Drive Sutton, WV 26601. Operating hours are Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

A 50’s Rock and Roll Theme Dinner consisting of a choice between Hamburgers and Chips, or Chicken Patty and Chips, with sides of Macaroni Salad and Baked Beans prepared and served by the Senior Center Staff.  An Ice Cream Sundae Bar with a variety of delicious toppings was a welcomed treat.  The theme for the evening was “Rockin’ With BCSCC”. An outside photo booth opportunity with two antique model cars and a motorcycle was available. Two guest Carhops provided entertainment complete with roller-skates.  The tables were decorated with white or pink placemats and had either a jukebox or record table toppers.  Local businesses and individuals gave generous donations, which were given as door prize drawings throughout the evening.  The In-Home Services Program which began in October 1990, serves over 200 members, and employs approximately 100 homemakers.

A special thank you goes to the following businesses and individuals for their generous donations: Auto Zone, Braxton Citizens News, Braxton Democrat-Central, Central WV Animal Hospital, City National Bank, Davis’ Gourmet Pickups, Diamond Nail Spa, El Gallo Mexican Restaurant, Evans Auto, Everything Fiesta, Exxon, Family Furniture, Gassaway Public Library, Jan’s Beauty Shop, Legg’s Beauty Shop, Lloyd’s Ace Hardware, Lloyd’s Restaurant, Main Street Coffee, Maria’s Mexican Restaurant, Mark LeRose Ford, Mountain Lakes Marketplace, NAPA Sutton, Piccadilly’s Flower Shoppe, Pletcher Motors, Rader’s Hair Care, Sister’s Antique, Sport’s Connection, Starbucks, The Villa Salon, Waffle Hut, Walker’s Drug Store, 84 Lumber and two Anonymous Donations.