Maybe the test of whether or not a community is good rests with how well its people come together to aid those suffering misfortunes. If that be true, Gilmer County and its friends, far and wide, can be considered “WONDERFUL.” Within weeks earlier this year, Gary Bush (center) lost his house by fire and, shortly therefore, his wife of many years, Dina, passed on after staunchly fighting many ailments, notably Alzheimer’s Disease.

Times get better though, as he and his daughter, Deana Bush Palmer (right), found out last Sun., Aug. 6 at a Recreation Center-driven Bush Family Benefit Dinner. Over 500 meals were served (possibly a record number for such a function here), as people, like John Harvey (far left) came all the way from Fairmont to aid the family in its financial struggles.

Not only that, a living Angel from Boston, MA, picked up one of our newspapers on I-79, read about the Bush family’s troubles, and was so touched that she sent them a check for a substantial amount of money. She did so because she’d wanted to attend the benefit in person, but lived too far away to do so. Gary states, “I’m so appreciative of the kindness of this whole community and others in coming to our aid.” And, to the many fine participants and generous donors who assisted this family in their recovery, you are all this week’s unsung “Folks Who Shine.”      

DHC, Sr. (Staff photo by David Corcoran, Sr., Publisher-Editor


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