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Central WV Aging Services hosts annual caregiver appreciation, award luncheon

BUCKHANNON – The Buckhannon Division of Central WV Aging Services Annual Appreciation Luncheon was held on Sunday, December 10th, at the Outpost and Event Center. Nearly 75 homemakers were recognized during the event which included food, door prizes, and service awards.

Evelyn Post, Executive Director, welcomed the large crowd of caregivers and their families thanking each of them for their service to the elderly and disabled individuals in their communities.

Executive Director Post then asked Tammy Leggett to come forward and bless the meal.

Certificates were presented for five, 10, 15, 20+ years of service to the organization. Mary Lou Niemenski of Tucker County received the certificate and gift for the longest tenure. Vicki Scott from Buckhannon received the certificate and gift for the longest-tenure runner-up.  More caregiver certificates and gifts were also presented for timesheet completion.

The ugly sweater contest winner was Collean Farnsworth and the winner of housewares. The uglier sweater contest winner was Vicki Scott and a winner of housewares. The ugliest sweater contest winner was Susan Spittler who was a winner of a big screen 55 inch television.

Each caregiver was presented a beautiful Christmas ornament from Appalachian Glass in Weston.

Entertainment was provided by Key to Adam, a live instrumental duo from Buckhannon. The Guest of Honor was a visit from ol’ St. Nick himself, Santa Scott.

No Christmas party is complete without gifts. Several lucky individuals won door prizes throughout the evening and no one left without a gift.

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 Buckhannon (Corporate Office), Sutton, Charleston, Oak Hill, Parkersburg, Martinsburg, and Fairmont.

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