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Crisis center honors a longtime advocate

Beth Taylor Contributing columnist

December 20, 2013

On Dec. 19, our Board of Directors, staff, and volunteers gathered in the conference room of Domestic Violence and Rape Crisis Center to enjoy some refreshments and celebrate Christmas together. The Board of Directors wanted to let our staff know how much they really appreciated the dedication that everyone has shown during the past year as the agency has continued to struggle to stay afloat financially.


We also presented a very special honor to Betty Brown, who has been employed with the center for nearly 15 years. She is the advocate who has more years of service with the agency than anyone else. Board President Wendy Stanton, along with the rest of our board members felt that it was important to recognize such an impressive accomplishment, and Betty’s obvious dedication to the work that we do here.


Board member Carolyn Beranek, who was part of the movement to bring our services to Scotland County back in 1996 also makes note that Betty was among the first to volunteer here, long before we had paid staff.


Betty was presented with a plaque recognizing her longevity of service and her dedication to our mission. With a smile that went from ear-to-ear, she said, “Never in a million years would I have expected this! Thank you all so much!”


Thank you, too, Miss Betty.