Rotary constructs ramp for Paul Skelton

Members of the Rotary Club of Madison County and volunteers constructed their 827th handicap ramp, a 12-foot access ramp, Thursday, July 22 for Paul Skelton who lives on Helican Springs Road. Skelton recently had serious foot surgery, which included loss of a toe and his recovery will be rapid and the ramp he needed on his return home will also allow him the mobility he needs for therapy. Paul and his wife, Charylne, are longtime residents and Paul attended Madison County High School. They have two boys, Paul Jr. and Casey, who live nearby and who provide loving support. Paul began working at the University of Georgia, but then spent 20 years building a full career at Jackson EMC in Neese. The Rotarians and volunteers who worked on the ramp included Roy Gandy, one of the founders of the Rotary Ramp program in 1995. Gandy and the recipient, Paul Skelton, are pictured with workers on the ramp: Johnny Minish, Ed Brown, David McGinnis, Bruce Gandy, Wade Scarboro, Bob Padilla, Harry Rice, Alan Philips, Artry Bishop, John Taylor and Mitchell Hill.


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