COMMENDING MRS. GLENDA PITTMAN FOR HER INSTRUMENTAL ROLE IN THE COMPLETION OF ``THE HUB,'' THE NEW SENIOR CENTER IN COLVILLE, WASHINGTON
(Extensions of Remarks - July 28, 2015)

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[Congressional Record Volume 161, Number 120 (Tuesday, July 28, 2015)]
[Extensions of Remarks]
[Page E1141]
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    COMMENDING MRS. GLENDA PITTMAN FOR HER INSTRUMENTAL ROLE IN THE 
     COMPLETION OF ``THE HUB,'' THE NEW SENIOR CENTER IN COLVILLE, 
                               WASHINGTON

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                      HON. CATHY McMORRIS RODGERS

                             of washington

                    in the house of representatives

                         Tuesday, July 28, 2015

  Mrs. McMORRIS RODGERS. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to congratulate Mrs. 
Glenda Pittman, of Colville, Washington for her tireless commitment to 
Eastern Washington. Starting in 2000, Mrs. Pittman began raising money 
for the ``Meals on Wheels'' program. Due to her widespread success 
feeding countless seniors, she offered her leadership to raise money 
for a new senior center. After years of fundraising, Glenda helped 
raise the finds necessary to purchase the land and on March 7, 2015, 
``The Hub'' opened its doors to the community.
  Glenda and her husband, Glen moved to Colville, Washington nearly 50 
years ago. As local business owners, the Pittman's life-long dedication 
to their community began when they opened the first convenient store in 
Orient, Washington.
  In March of 2006, Glenda began raising money for the new senior 
center. Glenda and her sister, JoAnna began hosting popular wine 
tasting galas. After an incredibly successful first gala, these events 
became an October tradition. Eventually, Glenda expanded her fund 
raising efforts to include an autumn pinochle tournament, bake sales, 
bingo, and a partnership with Schwan's Food Company.
  Thanks to Mrs. Glenda Pittman's leadership, the senior community 
center broke ground in April of 2014, with an open house and 
dedication. Today, a brand new building valued at $1.1 million offers 
seniors meals, health and wellness activities, and recreational 
opportunities, including games and activities. ``The Hub'' is also used 
for weddings, parties, and meetings.
  This effort took representatives from the entire Colville community, 
including local foundations, businesses, and a community block grant. 
The community effort is highlighted by Glenda's motto: We work as a 
``TEAM''--Together Everyone Accomplishes More.
  So today, I rise to acknowledge and thank Mrs. Glenda Pittman for her 
years of dedication and hard work. I also want to congratulate her--her 
leadership in Colville encouraged an entire community to band together, 
supporting Eastern Washington's seniors. Due to Glenda's genuine care 
and involvement in the community, Colville has a brand new building, 
``The Hub'' that will unite their community together for generations to 
come.

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