92-year-old cook celebrated in community

A 92-year-old woman from Quincy, Illinois has recently hit the headlines as she is continuing to work in the restaurant business, even though she is about to celebrate her 93rd birthday. Arlene Hale has worked in restaurants for over 70 years and has become one of the heroes of her local community in the process.restaurant cutlery

She has worked at the Hampton in Quincy for the last 9 years, and before that she worked at the Patio restaurant for 42 years. During that time, she has turned up at 3.15am everyday without fail in order to get the day’s preparation and baking done.

Arlene is perfectly happy to get up at such an early hour, just as long as she can return home and have a hot shower using walk in showers before sitting down to a cup of tea. She has so far spent the last 9 years working in her current job, and her popularity with the locals means that Arlene will be continuing to do so for many years yet.

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