On Sunday, December 7, guests were greeted with steaming cider and the cozy warmth of the fireplace as they gathered in the Wendover Bed & Breakfast Inn and Retreat Center for the Frontier Nursing University (FNU) community holiday dinner.
Hosted at the historic headquarters of Frontier Nursing Service, 25 friends and members of the community attended the event. Guests included Bill Napier, City Commissioner of Hyden, Ky.; Derek Lewis, candidate for Kentucky State Representative; Allison Holbrook, Vice President of Leslie County Chamber of Commerce; Timothy Baker, Leslie County Chamber of Commerce President; and Vaughda Wooten-Hyden Veterans Cemetery Director, among many others listed below.
If desired, guests were guided by FNU Development Officer Michael Claussen on tours throughout the inn, the original log structure built by Mary Breckinridge in 1925. Then they were treated to jovial conversation over a delicious meal of of ham, turkey, potatoes, roasted vegetables, salad, rolls, dessert, and hot tea in the tradition of Mrs. Breckinridge’s afternoon brew.
Guests then gathered in the living room for Christmas carols led by the voice and piano accompaniment of Dean Osborne, an FNU Trustee and the Director of the Kentucky School of Bluegrass and Traditional Music.
Dr. Susan Stone, President of FNU, took the floor to welcome the guests and share some recent FNU news. A major headline of the evening was the announcement of a partnership between Wendover Bed & Breakfast and Retreat Center and Snug Hollow Farm Bed & Breakfast, an eco-friendly inn in central Kentucky. The partnership will bring about new opportunities and “great changes,” according to Dr. Stone.
She also encouraged the community to utilize and spread the word about Wendover’s facilities for events or retreats.
View the Snug Hollow Partnership press release here.
Angela Feltner – Leslie County HS Drama Teacher, Wendover Advisory Committee, Leslie County Saddle Club
Sandra Napier – School Nurse for Leslie county schools,Wendover Advisory Committee, Leslie County Saddle Club
Dean Osborne – FNU Trustee, Director of Kentucky School of Bluegrass and Traditional Music
Derek Lewis – Owner of Hometown Pharmacy, candidate for Kentucky State Representative
Timothy Baker – Owner of Red Light Café, Director of Development and Communications at Housing Development Alliance, Leslie County Chamber of Commerce President
Amy & Bru Brudnicki – former Leslie County resident, 2018 Wendover Advisory Committee Member
Vaughda Wooten – Hyden Veterans Cemetery Director
Allison Holbrook – Vice President of Leslie County Chamber of Commerce
Bill Napier – Hyden City Commissioner
Rita Jeffers – Family Service Office Supervisor for Protection and Permanency in Leslie County
Rhonda Napier, Barbara Napier, and Olivia – representatives from Snug Hollow Bed & Breakfast