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November 22--  A Longpond resident is the new director of the Montgomery County Senior Center.

seniorcitizendirEvelyn Carpenter was hired Tuesday during a called meeting of the Montgomery County Board of Commissioners. 

She succeeds Kathleen Fennell who is retiring the end of this year. (L-R) are Montgomery Commission Chairman Leland Adams, Mrs. Carpenter and Montgomery County Manager Brandon Braddy.

“I am pleased to announce that Mrs. Carpenter will be the new Director of the Montgomery County Senior Center,” says Chairman Leland Adams.  “I am thankful when the County has the opportunity to hire someone locally for leadership positions in the County.  I am looking forward to Mrs. Carpenter leading this vital service that is provided to the County’s aging population.”

She and her husband, Chris, have two boys, Jacob, 13, and Jonas, 7.

The primary purpose of the Montgomery County Senior Center is to provide a nutrition program for the County’s elderly and to deliver hot meals to those who  are home bound. 

The Senior Center’s nutrition program is primarily funded by the Heart of Georgia Altamaha Area Agency on Aging.  Supplemental funding is also provided by the United Way of Toombs, Montgomery and Wheeler Counties.  In addition to the nutrition program, the Senior Center provides activities for seniors. 

The Montgomery County Senior is located at 391 West Morrison Street in Mount Vernon and is open 9:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.