The Effingham County Retired Educators held their annual banquet awards luncheon at Ebenezer Retreat Center on May 27. Speakers were state Sen. Jack Hill and state Reps. Jon Burns and Buddy Carter. Entertainment was provided by new retiree, Aileen Tuten, and daughter, Susan Hartzog.
Peggy Varnell received the GREA Leadership Award, and Patsy Zeigler received the GREA Community Service Award.
The Scholarship Award was presented to Melissa Yarbrough and Lisa Wilson. This award was presented by committee person, Beverly Hathaway, Elizabeth Zipperer, Peggy Varnell and Carolyn Kessler.
A silent auction was held to raise money for next year’s scholarship.