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Panther Boosters’ Foster loves what she does

Posted on Thursday, August 16, 2018 at 6:18 am

Some people do what they do for the pleasure of it, others to help their fellow person.

Lyn Foster at the Panther Boosters’ table during Midnight Madness

Lyn Foster at the Panther Boosters’ table during Midnight

Some for both reasons. That last category is where Panther Booster secretary Lyn Foster falls.

“Because I enjoy seeing all the boys faces coming through and enjoying everything from the Jamboree to the meals at the end of the game. It’s very special to me to see them enjoy thanks and making them feel they are appreciated.

Her family’s been in the school district for 26 years. She and her husband Mike have already graduated two daughters from the district, Katie -2012 and Alex in 2014. Katie’s joining volleyball in middle school spurred Lyn to join the boosters.

“I’m just one of the worker bees,” she said, “helping with supplies for the concessions, getting clothes, just whatever’s needed.”

Foster’s favorite food is “a good fried chicken and mashed potatoes with gravy,” just like her mother Margaret Florea used to make for her family’s Sunday dinner.

When asked what motivates, her, keeps her coming back, helping sell Panther-ware from 11 p.m. to 1 a.m. Saturday, then show up at Forrest Chevrolet to help organize the Panther Booster car wash to support the meal fund, she replies with an old saying: “You reap what you sow,” Foster said. “I think the more you give in life, the more you reap.”

For the complete article please see this week’s edition of the Centralia Fireside Guard.