COLUMBIA CITY — The thought of saying goodbye to those she has worked with for so long brings mixed emotions for Jackie Hake, evident in teary eyes.
For 18 years, Hake has been the executive director for The Woodlands, a county-wide center servicing the area’s senior community.
“This has been my life,” Hake said. “I’ve been here to witness some of the biggest successes of this organization. Although I am ready to retire, it’s hard to say goodbye.”
Officially Hake will retire at the end of the year, but she is already making plans with her family.
“We’ve got grandkids we are anxious to spend time with,” said the mother of three. “I think we’re going to do some traveling, too.”
By “we” Hake means her and her husband of 41 years, Jerry.
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