Photos by Anthony Cloud|Daily News
The Middlesboro Business and Professional Women’s Club hosted a reception in awareness of March “Women’s History Month” on Tuesday at the Bell County Historical Museum in Middlesboro. The group recognized the achievements of loyal BPW member Virginia Huff, a 96-year-old recently deceased humanitarian and volunteer who made valuable contributions to our community. Huff was the first woman in the Southeast Region to be awarded the Department of the Interiors “Meritorious Service Award”, the highest award given by the park service. She was also an honorary historian with more than 50 years of service for promoting knowledge and understanding of the area’s history. Pictured are Middlesboro BPW members, from left, Sheila Smith, Matilda Swain and Meryl Ward.
Pictured are the caregivers for Virginia Huff: Matilda Swain, Verna Wilson and Irene Widener. Those not pictured include Carol Borneman and Mossie Miller