The Madison County Retired Teachers Association (MCRTA) celebrated its 50th anniversary on Monday. The Madison County Teachers was founded in February 1967.
The celebration was held at the Proctor Center in London where more than 30 retired teachers from across Madison County were in attendance.
The gathering started with a meal provided by the Proctor Center, which allowed former teachers to mingle and catch up with fellow members.
Ken Moody began the meeting with a short history of MCRTA and introduced state Sen. Robert D. Hackett who awarded office members a certificate of recognition.
The MCRTA was also awarded a certificate of achievement from the president of the Ohio Retired Teachers Association, Randy Overbeck, who discussed how proud he is of the Madison County branch and what the members have accomplished. Those accomplishments included donating to food pantries, their economic impact of over $150,000 to Madison County, and the creation of yearly sponsorships.
Also in attendance were the three Madison County Commissioners: Mark Forrest, David Dhume and David Hunter, who awarded the group with a framed document of the achievements that they have made.
To conclude the meeting, Moody returned and introduced past presidents including Moody, Ray Justice, Monroe Harbage, Dave Holland and Marilyn Stewart.
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