AUBURN – The Auburn Education Association held its annual retirement tea on May 18 at the Park Avenue Methodist Church.

Gladys Chapman, an AEA retiree, catered the affair. She was assisted by Pam MacDonald. Spring roses decorated the church dining room. A social time was held before the presentations began.

The co-president of the association, Tim Wegmann, introduced each retiree and the speaker for each. Gina Wallace spoke for Laura Sturgis, Pam MacDonald for Polly Curry, Janet Morse for Pauline Nicak, Susie Stevens for Jan Williams, Trudi Files for Steve Williams and Tony Augello for Anne Behnke and Vesta Rand.

All speakers shared humorous anecdotes and professional contributions. Bill Reilly gave a special gift to Laura Sturgis, who has served the association in various capacities including as president. All retirees were given engraved clocks or alternative gifts in thanksgiving for their efforts for the children of Auburn.

The clocks will be presented at a later date to those retirees unable to attend: Sue Gatchell, Galen Martin and Dorothy Weymouth.

Some 200 years of service to Auburn were represented by the retirees.

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