Employee Appreciation Banquet

by Coy Holcombe.  

Last night, the employees of EISD gathered together for the annual Employee Appreciation Banquet. The banquet was held at the First Baptist Church in Eustace and was catered by Danny’s Bar-B-Que of Athens. At the banquet, several employees were recognized for their years of service to EISD. Below are the employees that received service pins last night:

5 Years
10 years
15 Years
Peggy Andrews
Jeff Brown
Kathy Clardy
Deanna Bodine
Kathleen Buie
Tami Daily
Kelly Booth
Shannon Davidson
Lanette Upchurch
Florence Ferrell
J. Todd Felty
Laylawnie James   Twyla Felty    
Sylvia Lopez   Julie Gray    
Kim McClaskey   Pam Martin    
Lisa Roberts   Janis Rediker    
Kara Weaver   Markie Saye    
    Ranee Snow    
    Michelle Swan    
    Mandie Weber    
20 Years   25 Years   30 Years
Wanda Andrews   Jan Walker   Jodi Horton
Dena Bonner        
Bobbie Howard        


Two employees received special honors last night: Gary Bentley and Bobbie Howard. These two employees will be retiring at the end of the 2009-2010 school year. Mr. Bentley served the students and community of Eustace for 29 years. Mrs. Howard had a total of 20 years of service to EISD. I want to thank both of these employees for their dedication and devotion to the students, staff, and community of Eustace.

The School Bell Award was also presented last night. The School Bell Award goes to a community member that has provided outstanding service to the school district. The recipient of the 2009-2010 School Bell Award was Rusty Pharmakis. I want to thank Mr. Pharmakis for his service to EISD throughout the 09-10 school year. Mr. Pharmakis has been instrumental in work that has been done at the Primary courtyard. He has also served as an officer of the Band Boosters this year.

Finally, I want to thank Jake Lucas for sharing her letter with all the employees last night.

I hope everyone has a great weekend!

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