Hello to everyone from all of us here at the Boone Fork Center.
We hope you are enjoying these beautiful spring days, and are getting your crops in the ground.
We have had a very busy month at the center.
Debbie Pennington, from UK Medical Center, has been with us every week, working with the seniors on health concerns. We have enough to make two groups. A big thank you to Debbie.
March 5, we had a Colon Cancer Awareness Day. We had a good crowd and everyone wore blue. Everyone needs to have this important screening done annually.
March 9, a busload of senior citizens from all of the county centers went to Frankfort and met with Senator Johnny Ray Turner in hopes of keeping our senior citizens centers open. Polly Potter went from Boone Fork.
March 10, Julia Rose from Mountain Medical was here with us. We appreciate Julia and her staff for taking time to assist our seniors. Mountain Medical is locally owned, and is located on Highway 119 at Ermine. Stop in a visit with them.
March 11 was our monthly potluck dinner. Our delicious meal was catered by Joe Pack of Isom. Kevin Mullins brought along a delicious ham to go along with our meal. We had an overflowing, capacity crowd, and sat up extra tables and chairs.
Brian Bentley from Neon Community Trust Bank provided the beautiful birthday cake for those having birthdays, which were: Mary Rose, Can Meade, Odell Stewart, Louis Meeks and Leonard Fleming.
Visitors were: Judge Jim Ward, Wayne Fleming, Eddie Meade, Harold Bolling, Kevin Mullins, Regina Holbrook, and her daughter and granddaughter.
Our bluegrass boys played some good music for us, and we had some dancing, too.
It was good to have Lois Hill Roy with us. She had been absent for several months, due to the death of her husband, Clarence Roy.
G. C. Kincer, her son-inlaw, brought her and had dinner with us.
March 16, Alberta Slone and Bridgett Brashears from the Cancer Relay for Life team were here. There is not a family anywhere that this dreaded disease has not invaded. They both gave very informative talks about how and where these funds go. We think it surprised us all, just to see how many families in Letcher County this benefits.
We had March Madness on March 26 at the Kingscreek Center. Boone Fork seniors gathered at Fleming wearing their Kentucky Blue shirts and had cat’s paws painted on their faces. Etta Long painted our Kentucky basketball for judging competition. She did an excellent job. Our seniors won the competition for the best cheer. We had a wonderful day.
We extend a hearty welcome to Lonnie and Jean Bentley as our newest seniors.
We’re certainly glad to have them with us, and would like to extend an invitation to all seniors to come be with us here at the Boone Fork Center. You’ll be glad you did.
We pray God’s richest blessings on you all.