The motto for the Postal Service is, “Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds” but it might as well be the personal motto for Hillcrest HRC’s Maintenance Director James Vanover.

With it being Maintenance Day, which is annually celebrated on Jan. 18, staff and residents wanted to honor Vanover and show their appreciation for everything he does for the facility. He spends many hours in freezing temperatures and bad conditions, spreading salt, clearing the hill and parking lot and doing whatever is necessary for the safety and convenience of others.

Vanover and his tractor have developed quite the bond after spending so much quality time this winter.