Memory Lane: February 2, 1993


From the February 2, 1993 edition of The Wayne Herald

Lifelong volunteer, 90, is true hero

With not one, but two nominations, lifelong Wakefield resident Anna Anderson was a hands down choice to receive the Wayne Herald's "Unsung Hero of the Month" award in February.

Anna was 90 years young on Jan. 19 and is one of our busiest volunteers," Lauren Weiser said.

Administrator of the Wakefield Health Care Center who nominated Anna on behalf of the center's residence and staff.

Anderson fixes residents' hair, assists with bingo, single handedly makes jean quilts for the auxiliary's annual craft fair, assists with arts and crafts and attends all special events at the facility.

She says she is willing to try anything.

Anderson smiled after learning that she has been nominated as an unsung hero for her unselfishness in helping others throughout the community.

"I don't do these things because I want to be recognized, I do them because I enjoy it!" Anderson said.