RobertaAllisonLocal Hero: Roberta Allison

Roberta Allison is 93 and still participates at FOOTMAD dances in Charleston, WV. We have enjoyed her sprightly steps, bright spirit and laughing eyes over the past 35 years. Roberta loves to dance and does not let her present need for walker keep her off the floor. When she gets too tired to participate she taps her foot from a chair and tells others about the joy of dance.

Her constant presence over the years inspired our marketing line "for ages 4 to 84". Over the years she has also hosted bands and callers and prepared after dance midnight breakfasts for all comers. Her faithfulness and positive attitude inspire the volunteers in our dance community. We hope to see her still dancing at age 101, like her mother. She is an inspiration to all of us!

    - Submitted by Martha Ballman