Wilna Braun has been chosen as the Joan Pearcy Senior Citizen of the Year by the Mill Race Center.
Braun is a leader of the Body in Motion class and delivers Meals on Wheels for the center. She is also active as a volunteer at First Lutheran Church, as a tour guide for the Columbus Area Visitors Center, with Book Buddies and Love Chapel.
There will be a reception to honor Braun at 2 p.m. on Friday afternoon at the center on Lindsey Street.
The Senior Citizen of the Year Award has been given annually by the Bartholomew County group since 1957 and was renamed after Joan Pearcy in 2011. The purpose is:
- To recognize an outstanding senior citizen for his or her service to the community;
- To encourage continued achievement and service from the senior community; and
- To reinforce with the public the contributions that senior citizens make to community life.