FOUNTAIN - Benjamin Franklin once remarked, “If you want something done, ask a busy person.”
If Franklin were alive today, he could be referring to Eunice Aldridge, a member and director of the Fountain Ruritan Club who was recently chosen as Fountain's Ruritan of the Year.

FOUNTAIN - Benjamin Franklin once remarked, “If you want something done, ask a busy person.”  
If Franklin were alive today, he could be referring to Eunice Aldridge, a member and director of the Fountain Ruritan Club who was recently chosen as Fountain’s Ruritan of the Year.
In addition to working several jobs, Eunice finds time for her church, the Ruritan Club, her neighbors, and for her family, including granddaughter Baylee.
Eunice chairs the Ruritan Club’s Citizenship and Patriotism, Business and Profession, and Social Development committees.  She has often been referred to as a “one-woman committee” because she can accomplish so much in a short time.  She is responsible for scheduling rentals of the club building and for scheduling the highly-popular bluegrass  at the building.  
One of her greatest accomplishments in 2015 was as co-chairperson of the club’s Veterans Dinner, which according to attendees was the best dinner and program the club has sponsored.
Eunice received her award at the club’s Christmas dinner, which was held at the Burlington Café in Burlington on Dec. 10, 2015.  
Also, during the meeting, national Ruritan director Eugene Tasker installed the club’s 2016 officers.  Steve Mallow will continue as president, Mary Park as vice president, Ann Watson as secretary, and Beverly Noonan as treasurer.  Nancy Marple was also installed as a director of the club.
Santa arrived just in time to distribute gifts to the 19 members and guests who attended the dinner.