2017-11-01 / Living & Style

Mayor Declares November 5 To Be Retired Educators Day


(Seated): Mayor Jimmy Phillips; (standing, L-R): Jo Mock, Gail Lovering, Suzanne Wells, Sheila Allen, Joanne Holland and Sandra East. (Seated): Mayor Jimmy Phillips; (standing, L-R): Jo Mock, Gail Lovering, Suzanne Wells, Sheila Allen, Joanne Holland and Sandra East. By Dr. Gail H. Lovering, Secretary, Miller County Retired Educators Association

Governor Nathan Deal has declared Sunday, November 5, 2017, as Retired Educators Day. In keeping with this action, Colquitt’s Mayor Jimmy Phillips signed a proclamation on Thursday, October 26, 2017, in recognition of our area’s retired educators.

The retired educators who witnessed the signing are Jo Mock, Gail Lovering, Suzanne Wells, Sheila Allen, Joanne Holland, and Sandra East. Mayor Phillips is pictured in the center while signing the proclamation.

This proclamation designates November 5, 2017, as Retired Educators Day. Mayor Phillips encourages citizens, businesses, and churches of Colquitt to observe this day in an appropriate manner by recognizing retired educators and their contributions to the citizens of this area. These men and women have given so much to our schools and community; they continue to invest their time and resources for the betterment of humanity and society. Therefore, this day is set aside for citizens to express their thanks for the endeavors of these educators.

The 25,000 members of the Georgia Retired Educators Association has donated thousands of hours of volunteer service and make invaluable contributions to the betterment of humanity and society. Please join us in celebrating this special day. If you know a retired educator, thank them on November 5, 2017.

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