Celebrating Volunteers: Betty Nuzum

For this month's Celebrating Volunteers, WBOY met a Marion county woman who at 87-years-old is only getting started when it comes to giving back to her community.

Meet Betty Nuzum. 

Three days a week, you can find Betty Nuzum here at the Marion County Senior Center in Fairmont. 
Whether it is prepping the food or visiting with those who come in to play card games, Betty keeps busy. 

"I just love the people," said Nuzum. "I just love to talk to them. I just love to be around people."

Over two years ago, Betty's neighbor asked her to visit the senior center. 

"I was sitting too much," said Nuzum. "I was working puzzle books but that was getting old."

Today, Betty is on her feet. 

"Do the silverware and put them in sleeves and then wash the pans and then we served food and they helped me do that," said Nuzum. 

She wears an apron with the Energizer Bunny. 

"Oh yes, they all call me that," said Nuzum. 

"Oh yeah I help out as much as I can and do the silverware and stuff like that so they don't have to do it," said Nuzum. "So they get out of here on time."
While she keeps the Senior Center running, Betty says making new friends is the most rewarding part of her volunteer work. 

"I make friendships with everybody," said Nuzum. "I mean everybody. They all met in here and gave me cards and stuff for my 86th birthday."
Betty encourages others in the community to give back. 

"I think everybody should volunteer some," said Nuzum. "It would just be one day a week or even month and it would help out the organization around Fairmont and the area." 

More Stories