By A.J. Gain
Welcome to a new Fun Van grant year! If you have been with us for a few years you have probably grown quite familiar to our staff, but things are going to look a little different this year. At the end of June we sent Miss Julie off to retirement with a fun celebration, but man are we sad to see her go. I was able to catch up with Miss Julie before she ventured into the great unknown to ask her a few questions about her past memories and future plans!
What was the best part about working at Fun Van? The joy of helping others and playing with the kids!
What will you miss the most (aside from A.J.’s fantastic performances)? Driving all over Pinal County in Bertha (the biggest Fun Van vehicle)!!
What are your plans for your retirement? Read, garden, travel and spend more time with my four grandchildren.
What is the best retirement advice you have received? Your 60’s are your “go-go” years. Get going while you still can!!!
And that’s exactly what Miss Julie is planning to do. Fun Van will not be the same without her. Our lives and this program gained so much richness from her warmth, knowledge, organizational skills, and kind words of encouragement. We wish her the very best and hope she comes to visit us soon!
If you have a special message for Miss Julie, leave a comment below and we will make sure she reads it!