Charles Kulis February Senior Spotlight

Published on January 31, 2018 with No Comments

Visiting the Guy Thompson Community Center (GTCC) on any day of the week will bring you face to face with Charles Kulis, 77. He volunteers for all events and daily activities at the center by helping out in the kitchen, setting up refreshments.

Charles Kulis

Joe Paschal, senior event coordinator at the GTCC said Kulis is dependable. “Every day, Charles is here. Most time he arrives at the community center before me. He’s dedicated. I don’t know what we’d do without him.”

Kulis said he’s lived in Milton for 18 years, a transplant from Connecticut. He said he spent 4 years in the U.S. Navy.  While serving his country from 1961 through 1965, he spent time on the USS Yellowstone. He served as a dental technician. His last two years in the Navy were spent at Naval Air Station Glynco in Georgia. In the past he’s worked at a lumber company, driven a tractor trailer, and most recently at an asphalt company. He is now retired.

Driving around Milton one day, bored with not much to do, Kulis said he found a church having services inside the GTCC and decided to visit. “I was curious when I saw brochures about senior programs and events. I started coming and volunteering,” he said, ” I enjoy Bingo,  coming to the dances and Friday’s cards and potluck dinners.”

When he’s at home, he said he’s currently restoring a 1979 Chevy Blazer. “I’m going to give it to my granddaughter for her 18th birthday,” he said. Kulis said the best thing about coming to the senior program is making friends. “They keep me coming back. My life is coming here everyday, helping out. I spend time with my children and grandchildren on the weekends. I keep truding along.”

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