Happy Thanksgiving to everyone from Boone Fork Center. Sorry we’re late in getting our news out to everyone.
We had a very busy month of October. MCHC presented a Breast Cancer Awareness program on Oct. 7. We appreciate them for coming. Faith Moves Mountains was here on Oct. 12 with their weekly program, Healthy, Well-Thee and Wise. We always enjoy these programs.
Our center was represented in Hazard on Oct. 13 for the Health Fair and Wellness Program.
We had our monthly potluck dinner on Oct. 14. As always, we had plenty to eat and had a wonderful time. Brian Bentley from Community Trust Bank was here, bringing with him our monthly birthday cake. Those celebrating birthdays in October were Paul Narramore, Tommy Bentley, Teddy Fleming, Harold Brown, and Norma Napier. Thank you, Brian, so much for being here and for the beautiful cakes you bring. We also had as our guest Magistrate Wayne Fleming. We are always glad to see Wayne coming through our doors. Thank you, Wayne, for caring and for checking on us.
We had a wonderful trip to Breaks Interstate Park on Oct. 15, with a large group going. We enjoyed seeing the beautiful handiwork of God as the trees were ablaze in color and we enjoyed a delicious dinner in the lodge dining room. Everyone took many beautiful pictures.
The Regional Golden Arts Awards were held in Hazard. Congratulations to the following seniors: Hope White won two secondplace awards on her afghans, Etta Long got second place for her artwork, Ed Bentley won first and second place on basket weaving, and Bernard Rapier won a blue ribbon for his nail art. We are really blessed with some talented people here at the center.
Mountain Medical held a customer appreciation day on Oct. 27. They served refreshments and gave away some nice gifts. The Letcher County Health Department was here on the same day and gave flu shots to those that wanted them.
Our Halloween party was held Oct. 27 at Kingscreek Center. Everyone had a ‘boo tiful’ time. County Judge Jim Ward prepared our food on the grill. Now that was ‘scary.’ Hope White won the prize for best dressed and Betty Jones was drawn Queen for Boone Fork Center. Etta Long won first place for the best monster and second place for best pumpkin.
Boone Fork Center was closed on Election Day, Nov. 2, but we traveled to the Jenkins Center for a big country breakfast.
The ladies from Faith Moves Mountains were with us Nov. 9. They completed a six-week workshop called Healthy, Well-Thee and Wise. They taught us the importance of exercise and a well-balanced diet. They shared some healthy recipes and treated us with delicious prepared recipes each week. On the last day of the workshop the seniors were presented with graduation certificates, gifts and a wonderful meal prepared by Marie Maggard and Stacy Dollarhyde. We really do appreciate these fine ladies for presenting this program at the center.
We had our potluck on Nov. 11. We had Thanksgiving dinner with turkey and all the trimmings. Brian from Community Trust Bank joined us with the birthday cake. Thanks so much, Brian. Those celebrating birthdays this month are Etta Long, Edgar Stallard, Wendell Hogg and our much loved site manager Deeda Tilley. (Happy birthday, ole bag.) We had some great music and signing by our own bluegrass band. Thanks, guys.
We’re glad to see Paul Narramore, Gladys Adams, and Norma Napier back at the center. They have been under the weather for a while. Please keep Opal Williams in your prayers. She has taken her last chemo treatment and goes back to the doctor the first of December. We pray she gets a good report.
We do extend a warm welcome to all senior citizens in the area to come join us at Boone Fork Center. We have plenty of room and would love to see it filled with new faces.
Here’s praying that everyone has a safe and blessed Thanksgiving. We hope everyone enjoys a good dinner with family and friends. Let’s each be thankful for the blessings we do have and not take anything for granted that the Lord has given us. Please pray for all our men and women in the military, wherever they may be. Take care and God bless you all.