June 15, 2013
Buncie Lanners ---- Buncie Lanners is the executive director of the Arts Association in Newton County. Her father is Sam B. Hay, Jr. whose jobs have included farmer, dairy farmer, silo salesman and construction business owner. He also served on the Newton County School Board. ---- "My dad probably taught me better than anybody else about how to communicate with my children ... He was very much a person who would come back to your room and talk to you about how you were feeling, and that is something that fathers of that generation didn't do and that's been key in my child rearing," said Lanners. ---- "He's known for his sayings. So many of mine are my dad's ... You have to have a plan. You may deviate from your plan but you have to have a plan. I've been able to put that into practice, even with the non-profit ... He certainly taught us the value of hard work and family. What a privilege to have been his daughter and to learn from him."
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Area leaders share words of wisdom learned from their fathers.