Millard's Crossing director says goodbye after 24 years

NACOGDOCHES, TX (KTRE) - Susie Lower has dedicated the past 24 years of her life to Millard's Crossing, a historical village in Nacogdoches, and now she says, it's time to pass on the torch.

"I think I've accomplished what I wanted to accomplish here and I'm getting tired. I've worked here for a long time and I first worked with Mrs. Thomas who began this village and after she retired they made me director. I've had a wonderful time. I've spent a great run but at some point you have to realize that you accomplished what you wanted to," Lower said.

Lower has officially announced her retirement and says she has had a wonderful time at Millard's Crossing, but she is pleased to pass on the job she loves to David Young, who formerly worked at the Texas Forestry Museum. Young will be taking Lower's place at the end of October.

"I think he is looking forward to working here for the same reasons. I think he will be able to develop programs to his liking and to the liking of the public. He's very smart and he catches on quickly. I think he will be great," Lower said.

Lower was one of the main people who developed the four main programs at Millard's Crossing including the Easter Egg Hunt, Ghosts of Millard's Crossing, the Old-Fashioned Christmas and the PineKnot.

She says she is a firm believer you can't learn anything unless you are having fun, and hopes to continue to volunteer at Millard's Crossing even after she retires.

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