Dee Slater is a Laurel icon at the Route 1 Dunkin’ Donuts, where she’s welcomed customers with smiles and laughter for the past 38 years.
Wednesday morning was just another workday, Slater said, but with an added bonus as Laurel Mayor Craig Moe stopped by to declare Sept. 13, 2017 “Dee Slater Day” to honor the Baltimore resident for her decades of dedication to her job.
Dunkin’ staff and customers huddled around Slater, while the franchise’s signature-colored orange and pink balloons bobbled to celebrate the special occasion.
Slater said she was “so thankful” to the city, staff and customers.
“Oh boy! God is so wonderful,” Slater said. “The customers are so good to...