The key to our success rests in our volunteers who embody the spirit of greatness by saying, "Yes I can, and so can you!" We want to thank all of our volunteers so very much for dedicating their extra time to the Burleigh County Senior Center. Without all of you, our mission to enhance the lives of older adults and help them remain independent in their homes would not be possible!
Harold has been a volunteer since March of 2022. Harold honors us as a tray carrier and a table washer. He loves carrying trays for people that need the assistance so that they can have a nutritional meal. Volunteering at the Senior Center makes him feel useful to society.
During Harold's free time he walks 3 miles a day, does crossword puzzles and every Thursday he helps clean the pews and fill candles at church.
Harold came from a family of 3 girls and 4 boys. He married Violet, his high school sweetheart at 19 years old and they were married 54 years! Violet passed in 2009. They had one son, Kendal who is a nurse and mountain climber in Portland, Or.
In 1954, Harold started working at The Winston-Newell Company now known as Super Valu, Inc., as a night biller, and then became director of merchandising. He wrote all the advertisements for ND, SD, and MT. At the same time he was also the owner of the Black Burn Ranch, a Purebred Red Angus Ranch that he purchased from his good friend Harold Schafer.
Harold initially wanted to be a jet pilot, but due to a medical issue he didn't pass the physical.
Thank you for your service Harold!
Kayla has been a home delivered meal drivers for the Burleigh County Senior Center for three and a half years.
Many years ago, Kayla heard about our home delivered meals program, and decided then that when she retired, delivering meals was something she would like to do!
Kayla worked for MDU for 33 years doing long-range electric load forecasting. She is married to Doug and has two children, Megan and Mike. She is a Bismarck native and graduated from NDSU. She still loves to follow NDSU football!
During Kayla's free time she loves going to her family's vacation home in the Northern Black Hills. Kayla enjoys traveling, pickle ball, clog dancing and riding bike.
When asked why she likes to volunteer at the Senior Center, Kayla said, "I've met lots of wonderful volunteers and employees at the Senior Center and the people who receive meals are so lovely and appreciate what we do so much."
Thank you Kayla for your commitment to the Home-Delivered Meals Program.
Thank you for your service Kayla!