According to The Lima News:
On May 6, the Putnam County Council on Aging will honor four outstanding senior citizens. This year’s selection included three women from Ottawa and a Continental resident. All four women enjoy the camaraderie of working with others. They also feel it is important to give back to their community and county.
The Continental Resident is Eleanor Carder.
Eleanor was nominated by the pastor of her church who said her primary service is quilting to be sold with the proceeds going to various projects to help people.
Eleanor belongs to North Mt. Zion Church, north of Continental.
Eleanor is not sure how she learned to quilt. “I sewed a lot while I was growing up,” she said. “I think it was when I got involved with the quilting group and I just did what they did.”
Eleanor said working together on a quilt is a good social time. “We meet once a month and we all bring something to eat while we are together. There’s never a shortage of food.” She said they are commissioned to make the quilts.
Eleanor also makes pies for funeral dinners at her church and once a quarter makes pies for the Lima City Rescue Mission.
Pastor Brent Gibson described Eleanor as “a home body and very independent.”
Read more at The Lima News.