Steve Knuth of AgWest Commodities recently donated $25,000 to the Harlan County Health System’s capital campaign for a new clinic. He has designated this donation to the memory of Susan Platt. Susan was co-founder of AgWest, office manager of the Alma Office, and operations manager for the entire system. Susan passed away in October of 2003, and her presence was greatly missed. Steve felt this donation was a way of keeping her memory alive in the community, as well as thanking AgWest’s many Harlan County clients. They, like Susan, were part of the ground floor of the business, helping make it what it is today. Mr. Knuth’s clinic donation will honor Susan through a naming designation. The new clinic’s artwork, as well as the healing garden will carry Susan’s name. Daughter Julie Nelsen said she liked the healing garden designation as gardening was one of her mother’s favorite hobbies. The best words to explain this generous donation can be found in the AgWest tribute to Susan. “ We can remember her and only that she’s gone, OR, we can cherish that memory and let it live on.”
Pictured: Steven Platt, Steve Knuth, Manuela Wolf and Julie Nelson.
(Picture by Harlan County Journal)