Retired Educators Day is Sunday

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FCREA President Marilyn Taylor accepts Retired Educators Day in Fayetteville Proclamation from City Manager Ray Gibson. Photo/Submitted.

Have you thanked a teacher lately; especially a retired teacher? The first Sunday of November is Retired Educators Day in Georgia. This recognition day is sponsored by the Georgia Retired Educators Association (GREA) and local units across the state. Local municipalities recognize Retired Educators Day.  The state and local organizations support and encourage retired educators to continue volunteerism. Retired Educators contribute thousands of volunteer hours yearly, both locally and state-wide.

Fayette County Retired Educators Association (FCREA) supports the Fayette Samaritans, the Fayette County Board of Education Teacher Resource Studio, Teacher of the Year Celebration, New Teacher Orientation/Induction Breakfast and the Fayette County Education Foundation. FCREA sponsors an annual awards and scholarship luncheon to honor a graduating senior pursuing a career in education and one high achieving 8th grader from each of the Fayette County middle schools.

Fayette County is home to 1,840 retired educators.

You might want to ‘Thank’ a Teacher by purchasing a brick for the Honor Roll Plaza to be laid at the Georgia Retired Educators Museum. You can attend the November 8 Fundraising Auction hosted by FCREA to support our Scholarship Fund.

The Fayette County Retired Educators Association (FCREA) meets the second Thursday of the months: September-November and February-May. We welcome your membership. Information about FCREA can be found on our website www.fayettegaretirededucators.org.