Retirement reception planned for Betty Snodderly

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By Charlotte Underwood

After more than 20-years of service, as Campbell County’s Chamber of Commerce Administrator, Betty Snodderly has retired.

The community is invited to a retirement reception being held in Snodderly’s honor on Jan. 13 from 5p.m., to 7 p.m., in the career center at the chamber of commerce.

“I’ve worked with Betty for a little over a year and it’s been wonderful; Betty is almost irreplaceable,” said Chamber of Commerce Administrative Assistant Lindy Watson.

After working in the community for so many years, Snodderly has made her mark on many.

LaFollette Utilities Manager and chamber of commerce board member Kenny Baird said she would definitely be missed at the chamber.

“She was always a very conscientious person who did an excellent job at the chamber,” said Baird.

He has known Snodderly for most of his life. Baird recalled fond memories of going to the drug store Snodderly and her husband, Ken, used to own.

“She was always friendly and gave me a piece of candy,” said Baird with a smile.

“I’m sure if the community needs her she’ll be there because that’s how she has always been,” said Baird.

While somewhat sad about retiring, Snodderly is also eager to have more time for her family and grandchildren.

“After Ken passed away, I realized life is short and I needed to spend more time with my family. My grandkids needed to know their grandmother better,” said Snodderly.

“I’ve been truly blessed to know everybody at the chamber. It’s been fun and there will always be a special place in my heart for the chamber,” said Snodderly.

She said she feels good about the chamber’s accomplishments over the years, as well as the level of integrity they maintained.

“It’s been a great privilege and honor to watch the chamber rise from its humble beginnings to what it is now,” said Snodderly.