By Judy Woods
Jennifer Reasnor was born in Texas. When she was 9, her family moved to Bow, Washington, where she ended up graduating from high school. She must enjoy living in a small town because it seemed like she just naturally migrated to Sultan after a great many moves.
After settling down a little, she decided to try to find a place to volunteer and she found the V.O.A. The whole idea of volunteering was new to Jen but she evidently liked it. She really admires all of the young people who are volunteering now. She never thought of it as a kid and now she sees that she missed out on a lot.
Jen remembers that Dave Wood told her that since they couldn’t get rid of her as a volunteer, they would just hire her and that was when she was hired. So now she works in the office as well as the food bank. It’s obvious that Jen loves where she is, even though we have seen her freezing from standing in the cold rain from working a food drive outside. She is so disappointed when their resources are short, or a goal is not met, her heart breaks and you know that she is vowing to do better next time even though it is the fault of the economy. Jen knows it and does not let it get her down. She has to be the most positive person we know. She always has a giggle just waiting to get out. Whenever a person volunteers with her, she makes them feel like whatever they are doing is the most important job of the day and that person is her hero.
When I asked her what her goals are her answers were, a refrigerated cube van, because not having one really limits the distance they can go; obtaining emergency housing for those victims of such things as domestic violence and having the Boys and Girls club finished. The kids really do not have a good place to go or anything to do. She’d like to see a place where kids as well as adults could go dancing, and music in a park in the summer
We of Sultan are so fortunate that Jen is one of us.
Nancy Kadahl announced that great-grandchild number 38 was born a few weeks ago and he is doing just great.
The Pancake Breakfast at the Senior Center is next Saturday. That is all of the pancakes you can eat with scrambled eggs, beverage, and bacon or ham or sausage. Or you can have gravy and biscuits.
Watch for the new Senior Center Gift Shop coming soon. Katheryne at Galaxy Chocolates was able to purchase a large amount of supplies for the Senior Center because of the silent auction. The seniors are looking for a volunteer who likes to bake. Ask for Bonita down at the center.
Ole and Marlene are back from their dream European trip. Ask them about their toboggan ride!