Sharon Evans to present history of the Methodist Home to Society
“The History of the Methodist Home of Kentucky” will be presented to the Woodford County Historical Society on Thursday, May 23. This program, presented by Sharon Evans, will be at 6:30 p.m. at the Society’s facility, 121 Rose Hill Avenue. Sharon graduated from Austin Peay State College in 1964 with degrees in Home Economics and Library Science. Sixteen months later, she heard Dr. James W. Averitt speak in Russellville, Kentucky. At that time, Dr. Averitt was the Superintendent of the Methodist Home of Kentucky and told of the need for young people to be employed there. Answering this call, Sharon was employed and living at the Home only two weeks later. During her 52 years at this facility, Sharon served as a hostess, secretary, preschool teacher’s aide, librarian and postal clerk. When she came to the Home in 1964, the campus only had three buildings. However, during her many years of residency and employment there, the campus expanded to 20 buildings, with some of these buildings having varied uses during these years. Speaking in the first person singular, Sharon will relate the history of some of these buildings, used for various purposes over time. Everyone is welcome to join us - to reminisce over past employment or former young residents they knew there - at this recently lost institution of our community.