Center Baptist Church honors their seniors

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Center Baptist Church honored their senior citizens (ages 62 & older) on Saturday October 17 and Sunday October 18. Pastor Jackie Boyd, Senior Day chairs Henry & Mae Helen Burch were assisted by committee members Hannah White, Gloria Dargan, Angela Smith, and Felicia Melvin to plan a special day.

On Saturday, different people to came in to donate their time, including: Deputy Chief Ricky Flowers and a Center Baptist 4-H member David Cannon signed them up for a free home inspection and a smoke detector; Derek Martin, owner of Top Notch Cutz & Stylz, did haircuts and shaves for the men; Perry Davis did pedicures; Jalecia Williamson did nails; Dr. Evelyn Coe did foot care; Moretta Richardson did massages; Wade White did shoe shines; Angela Smith did hair, facials and make up; and Felicia Williamson, medical assistant, checked blood pressure.

All the seniors enjoyed refreshments, and received door prizes donated by area businesses and individuals, including: A-1 Transmission, Ivana’s, Lambert Benefits & Services, Bi-Lo, Food Lion, B&B Restaurant, May Flower Seafood, Young’s Plantation, Ricky James Farms, Chapman’s Bail Bonding, and more.

On Sunday, Pastor Frank Tony shared a special service, and prizes were awarded to the oldest female present, the oldest male present, youngest male and female; all were donated by Darlington County Probate Judge Marvin I. Lawson, Darlington County Tax Collector Mae Helen Burch, Darlington County Auditor Mrs. Rosa Hudson, and Robin Slater Edwards.
According to chairperson Mae Helen Burch, the day was a success. “I believe in giving a person flowers when they are living,” she said. “And I was especially proud of my 4-H children assisting with waiting on the seniors during our special weekend.”

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Author: Jana Pye

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