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Posted: Wednesday, September 5, 2012 2:40 pm | Updated: 4:59 pm, Tue Jan 22, 2013.

One thing I love about my job is that I get to meet some really awesome people. This week, I had the pleasure of meeting several very nice ladies over at the Harker Heights Recreation Center.

Joyce Mayer, Suzanne Jones and Betty Smith, all part of the city's senior citizen recreation program, were hard at work sewing and ironing quilt squares for a state-wide Wounded Warrior quilt project. Joyce is the director of the recreation program and stays busy as a bee.

On the afternoon that we met, she'd already had an action-packed day at the center, what with pickle ball being played in the gym, a group of woodcarvers in the room next to the quilters, and, of course, the quilting activity. As we talked, she flitted around the room, ironing, tearing out stitches, organizing quilt squares and directing the other ladies in their tasks. I never saw her sit down or take a breath!

Despite her busy schedule with the senior recreation program, Joyce has agreed to write a monthly column for the Harker Heights Herald. Her first installment will be featured in this Friday's edition, so check it out! She gives lots of good information about the history of the senior programs in Harker Heights.

Welcome, Joyce!

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