A group of retired teachers and staff from Hodgenville Elementary School have taken to meeting for lunch on the first day of school. The luncheon, now its seventh year, has grown over time.
The Aug. 6 luncheon took place at the LaRue County Extension office.
More than 20 retired teachers and staff members now attend the event annually. Their ages range from 54-to-90 years old, and they retired at different times. The longest-retired is Lillian Allen, who retired in 1988- 26 years ago. Two new retirees, Carol Henry and Mary Lou Newton just retired this year.