A retirement assembly on Friday to honor King-Murphy Elementary School librarian Marilyn Pearson was filled with laughs and tears.
Students, teachers and some parents gathered in the gymnasium to wish Pearson, who has been at the school for 16 years, a fond farewell.
“We have gathered to celebrate for a very special reason,” principal Heidi Lupinacci told the group. “Mrs. Pearson is retiring.”
Just as everyone in the room applauded, a thunderstorm unleashed a downpour of rain, which appeared to add to the applause.