Education retirees honored Tuesday

Published 9:21 pm Monday, November 18, 2019

Troy is honoring education retirees Tuesday in concordance with “Retired Teachers Day” across the state of Alabama.

“Everyone’s life has been enriched by a retired educator,” said Jean Sasser, president of the Pike County Education Retirees Association (PCERA). “Even in our retirement years, retired educators continue to touch the lives of those around us by volunteering in the community including volunteering at the local schools, banks, public library and nursing home.”

The Alabama Legislature instituted Retired Teachers Day in 1990 to honor the work education retirees even after they have left the schools.

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The retirees are celebrating the day with announcements in the media and programs at local schools.

PCERA meetings are held on the first Wednesday of each month at 10 a.m. at the Troy Recreation Department. Dues are $15 per year.

“Community service is a vital part of our organization,” Sasser said. “This past year, we had more than 15,000 combined volunteer hours. Separately and together, we can have a positive influence in Pike County while doing something enjoyable and meaningful.”

The next meeting will be held on Wednesday, December 4.