After three and a half decades serving Sugar Creek Elementary students hot lunches every week, a Verona woman will retire Friday.
Verona Area School District spokeswoman Kelly Kloepping said Orma Herfel will clock out Friday at 4 p.m. after 35 years as the Sugar Creek lunch lady. But she's not going far: Herfel lives just 20 feet from the school.
Though she won't be serving up the cafeteria stuffs to the Sugar Creek student body, which is about 500 kids, she'll keep busy with sewing and following her favorite sports team, the Packers.
Herfel said she'll miss the kids, and the dish she'll miss serving them most is one of the lunchroom's popular meals, hamburgers.
Kloepping said the kids and staff celebrated with a party for Herfel Friday.
Herfel will return to the school for a couple weeks after her retirement date to help with the transition and training staff to take over her roles, the district said.