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McDonalds employee retires with honors after 23 years

Posted: Tuesday, August 01, 2006

 

  Scott and Dena Cunningham local owners of McDonalds, honor Sherry Spence with a special retirement award at Soldotna Chamber luncheon.

Scott and Dena Cunningham local owners of McDonalds, honor Sherry Spence with a special retirement award at Soldotna Chamber luncheon.

After twenty three years of faithful service to the patrons of the Golden Arches, Sherry Spence has decided to launch into a new career, “I’ll be moving to Seward to attend culinary school. This is a new adventure for me, it’s a career I have wanted to pursue since I was a teenager, so after 40 years I’m going back to school to learn something new in the culinary arts,” Spence told the Soldotna Chamber of Commerce. Spence was honored for her service by Peninsula McDonalds owners Scott and Dena Cunningham, “Over her 23 year career with McDonalds Sherry has worked under three different owners here on the Peninsula, Bill Pargeter, the Moocks, and us, and we wanted her to know she has been appreciated and that we wish her the best with her future endeavors,” said Cunningham. The Cunningham’s presented Spence with 23 years of McDonalds employee service pins as a framed award and a special McDonald cookie jar in honor of her future career in the culinary arts.

“The best part of working at McDonalds is the kids, not just the ones you serve, but the ones you work with and watch over the years grow and go off and become professionals like doctors and teachers and return home and raise their families as well as all the community service projects McDonalds offers for kids, I just loved watching the kids mature and being part of their lives,” said Spence. After 23 years Sherry says her favorite McDonald’s menu item is still the Egg McMuffin, and yes you can get fries with that.

“Sherry has been more like my personal assistant at McDonalds and that type of relationship takes years of trust to cultivate so I will personally miss her greatly. She was like the matriarch of our McFamily in a lot of ways so all of our employees as well as those who have known her over the years are sad to see her go as well,” said Dena Cunningham.



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