City’s Oldest Volunteer Turns 90
By Office of Communication
Posted on October 16, 2012, October 16, 2012

Most people dream of the day they can quit their jobs, kick back and enjoy retirement, but there's one Arlington woman who hasn't even thought about it yet.

Ona Mae Walker celebrated her 90th birthday with co-workers and friends during an October 16 party at City Hall, where she still finds time to volunteer.

Every Tuesday and Thursday morning, Walker is among the first to arrive at Arlington City Hall. She has been greeting visitors in the lobby since 2006, and she doesn't plan to slow down anytime soon. "I'll do it as long as my health is good and I can drive myself to work,' Walker said. "I don't want to depend on anyone else.'

City Manager Trey Yelverton thanked Walker for her dedicated service to City Hall and its visitors. The charismatic Walker is the longest-serving volunteer at City Hall.

As Walker tried to enjoy a piece of cake, co-workers and friends hugged her, took pictures or took a few moments to see what her plans were for the day.

In her spare time, Ona enjoys attending church, gardening, embroidering and crossword puzzles. "It's good to get out and meet people,' she said.

To learn more about city volunteer opportunities, visit the Workforce Services website.

City’s Oldest

City Manager Trey Yelverton congratulates volunteer Ona Mae Walker.

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