Marjorie Maynard Gets To 80

Brick Kiln Village-Nevis—She is touted as a highly community minded individual, who goes throughout her village seeking to help others.
However, on Monday 24th September, the village came to her. It was on this day that Ms. Marjorie Maynard celebrated her 80th birthday and she was surrounded by fellow villagers, family members and representatives of the Ministry of Social Development.
Family members joined in giving the invocation and the scripture reading and the brief ceremony was chaired by Miss Trudy Prentice, Coordinator of the Seniors’ Division.
Also making remarks, was the Deputy Director of the Social Services Department, Miss Joyce Moven, who noted that Ms. Maynard was a personal friend.
She stated that Ms. Maynard was a very independent and assertive individual and thanked the community for looking out for ‘Marge’ and also had compliments for her family members Thuvia and Ernie France, who were also present.
She encouraged families to look after their seniors on a personal level and not to put them away in a home if they can avoid it.
Hon. Eric Evelyn, Minister of Social Development, made a special presentation of a certificate and a fruit basket, complements of his Ministry and the City Drug Store.
He noted that the celebrant is vivacious and hardworking and he got to know her from way back when, when she worked the fields of the Agriculture Department.
He thanked her Caregivers and fellow villagers who have constantly helped to look out for her and wished her many more happy years.
He also paid special tribute to two of his cabinet colleagues, Hon. Hazel Brandy-Williams and Hon. Alexis Jeffers, who were instrumental in getting a house constructed for the celebrant, who was considered to be in need.
Her friend and neighbour, ‘FINEY’ and her neighbour and Care Giver, Mrs. Glorita Vaughn also spoke to some of the peculiarities of the ‘birthday girl,’ which makes her the unique individual that she is.
For her part, Ms. Maynard simply said ‘THANKS’ and her huge grin told the full story of her gratitude.

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