MILLIE GORHAMAbout the volunteer: Mrs. Gorham has long...

VOLUNTEER SPOTLIGHT

November 20, 1994|By Kevin Harrison

MILLIE GORHAM

About the volunteer: Mrs. Gorham has long been a volunteer at the Crofton branch library.

A native of Washington D.C., she retired after 28 years with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, where she handled grants for educational institutions.

Mrs. Gorham and her husband, Lewis Gorham, have been residents of Crofton for more than 20 years and are members of Epiphany Episcopal Church in Odenton.

They have two sons and four grandchildren.

Erika Burke, the volunteer coordinator at the Crofton library, said in a letter that Mrs. Gorham "holds the record for the longest service" of all the volunteers at the branch.

"We couldn't begin to estimate the number of hours she has donated to the library, but we are so grateful for all that she has done for us. Usually she comes in twice a week to help us sort deliveries and whatever else needs doing.

"We especially enjoy Millie's marvelous sense of humor. She's just a remarkable person. She's got such a good outlook on life."

Volunteer's comments: "I've been volunteering since 1980. I kid them and say I'm about ready to retire from my second job. I've done a little bit of everything in all that time and seen a lot of changes.

"When you've worked for 28 years, you just can't go home and sit down. You're used to working and you're used to being with people, and I just enjoy it.

"It helps them, and I think the people that are volunteering . . . wouldn't do it if they didn't enjoy it."

"Volunteer Spotlight" is compiled by Kevin Harrison. To recommend someone, call the Anne Arundel Bureau, 315-8911, any time or fax information to 315-8916 or mail it to: The Sun for Anne Arundel, 8131 Ritchie Highway, Pasadena, 21122.

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