The Sutton Division of Central West Virginia Aging Services Annual Appreciation Luncheon was held on Saturday, December 9 in the conference room at Days Inn. Nearly 100 homemakers were recognized during the event which included food, door prizes, and service awards.
Highlighting the awards portion of this year’s celebration was the naming of Evelyn Fraley as the Loyal Homemaker of the Year.
Evelyn Post, Executive Director welcomed the large crowd of caregivers and their families for their, thanking each one of them for their service to the elderly and disabled individuals in their communities.
The first certificates presented were for five, 10, 15, 20+ years of service to the organization.
After those individuals were recognized, Executive Director Post asked Jimmy Utt to come forward and bless the meal. Utt has worked for over 20 years for CWVAS.
Once the meal was completed, she presented the more Caregiver Awards. Certificates went to the homemakers with the best attendance, timesheet completion, and the Homemaker of the Year Award which went to two individuals this year.
This year the Sutton office also had a special award to one very lucky caregiver, Loyal Homemaker of the Year. Executive Director Post noted that Evelyn Fraley had been known to sleep in her truck, as it was an older model truck with high miles, so she would not miss shifts with her client. She even did some of her own maintenance work on the truck to keep it on the road. After recognizing her for her hard work and dedication, Executive Director Post told Fraley Santa might even bring her a car for Christmas. She stated it was an easy decision for the Board of Directors to honor Evelyn Fraley with a car for her unwavering care of her client.
No Christmas party is complete without gifts… several lucky individuals won door prizes throughout the day.
Executive Director Post also announced a $1000 Christmas quarterly bonus for those employed by the organization.
Central WV Aging Services has grown to serve over 40 counties in the state, with seven offices in Sutton, Buckhannon, Charleston, Oak Hill, Parkersburg, Martinsburg, and Fairmont.
See Page 9 of this issue for additional photographic coverage.