It was great to see so many familiar faces May 1, as more than 70 retired Penn Manor employees gathered for the 14th annual Retirees’ Breakfast, sponsored by Penn Manor Education Foundation.
This year’s guest speaker was John Walk (PM Class of 2006), a sports writer for Lancaster Newspapers who delivered an inspiring talk about how his teachers and coaches prepared him to face challenges in his life.
Penn Manor superintendent Mike Leichliter gave retirees a brief update on the high school construction project, pointing out that the cafeteria where the breakfast was held is one of the few sections of the school that will not be replaced under the project.
The breakfast included baked treats prepared by the Advanced Foods Class at Penn Manor High School, and live entertainment by the Manor Singers and two pianists from the high school, Nicole Krahulik and Tommy Hockenberry.
Foundation executive director Jan Mindish provided an update on PMEF’s Venture Grant and Strong & Healthy grant programs, and the scholarship program for graduating seniors, which has grown by eight awards this year.
Current and retired Penn Manor employees are some of the biggest supporters of PMEF programs, and the breakfast was a great way to acknowledge the role Penn Manor retirees continue to play in students’ lives.
Many thanks to those who were able to attend!