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Longtime server celebrated at eatery

Retirement
May. 31, 2012 @ 11:00 PM

HUNTINGTON — The Red Lobster restaurant along 10th Street in downtown Huntington has seen its fair share of special occasions and servers come and go during its 27-year history.

However on Thursday, the focus of all of the restaurant's employees and several of its guests were on one party for one very special woman.

Dottie Maynard, of Chesapeake, Ohio, has been an employee at the restaurant for its entire existence, dating back to 1985.

When she came to the restaurant Thursday for what she thought was work, she instead was met with dozens of co-workers and friends, who wanted to let her know she was loved.

"She's the kindest, sweetest person that you'll ever meet," said Betty Burchell, a longtime hostess at the restaurant. "She makes everyone she meets feel good, and she's so good to work with. She's a small woman, but she can do a large bit of work."

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