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Thanks for attending anniversary party

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By The Staff

Betty and Jerry Chilton and their children thank everyone who attended their 50th anniversary party or sent their blessings. I know my father especially enjoyed the occasion. Since his stroke in 1999, he has been unable to ambulate very well. I want to especially thank Barbara and Glen Gregory for attending. He too has had health issues in the last decade. Glen has been battling cancer and other ailments associated with this disease but thankfully is cancer free. I am glad he was well enough to attend. Our family received over $400 in cash gifts for Relay For Life. People of our Turners Station/Port Royal Community are so giving. That area has been hit hard with their share of cancer diagnosis.

They also received over $200 cash for the Tri-County Senior Citizens. The seniors of this county will benefit from these contributions in order to enjoy day trips and much needed social interaction. I have been a geriatric nurse for 15 years and know the importance of human contact. Most seniors living at home are in dire need of human contact and a wholesome meal. TCCAA currently provides seniors a hot meal four days a week and delivers meals to homebound seniors. Most seniors these days live on a fixed low income. Depression is common amongst this age group and they need positive friendly interaction with other individuals.

With the economy and all the state money cuts, it’s reassuring to know that the people of our wonderful county seem to think not just of themselves but others.

Cassie Chilton McCoun, Smithfield