County commissioners hold employee appreciation breakfast

Friday, May 3, 2013 | 10:06 a.m. CDT; updated 10:36 a.m. CDT, Friday, May 3, 2013

COLUMBIA — The Boone County commissioners served government employees breakfast Friday morning at the Boone County Courthouse.

Boone County Southern District Commissioner Karen Miller said the breakfasts were an opportunity to honor the employees of the Boone County governmentas a part of National County Government Month, which is technically April, but the breakfast was pushed back because of scheduling issues.

"You can't do lavish Christmas parties like you can in the private sector," said Miller, who helped prepare the meal. 

She said the courthouse was the fourth and final leg of the commission's appreciation breakfasts. Earlier in the week, they served food at the Boone County Government Center, Public Works and the sheriff's office. In total, she said, they served about 300 people.

"If we stopped doing them, some people would be upset," Miller said, laughing.

Government employees began lining up outside the jury assembly room for breakfast casserole, biscuits and gravy, orange juice and fruit at 7:30 a.m. and streamed in until around 8:30 a.m.

One such employee was Missy Gash, a secretary in the Adult Court Services department of the courthouse. This was the second year she attended an appreciation breakfast.

"It's very nice of them," Gash said. "They put out a nice spread."

She also said the gesture made her feel appreciated, and that it was nice to see some of her coworkers.

"Sometimes you won't see people for months, but then you'll run into them at these things," she said.

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