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We Love Herbert Day!
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Wednesday, October 18, 2017
We Love Herbert Day!
We Love Herbert Day!


East Ridge Middle Celebrates "We Love Herbert Day!"

HAMILTON COUNTY, Tenn. (October 16, 2017) - East Ridge Middle School staff celebrated their long-time custodian during the teacher in-service day Friday Oct. 6.

Herbert Elder has been working at ERMS for many years. Principal Angie Cass explained, “Our school looks absolutely amazing (especially for its age) largely thanks to Herbert. In my 20+ years, I have never seen a custodian take such pride in his/her work and making a school shine.”

Ms. Cass knew she wanted to thank Herbert for his work, so she planned a surprise party to say thank you.

She enlisted the help of Mrs. Kerley, who lured Herbert to the library (“to move a bookshelf for her”) where the school staff and administration were all waiting to surprise him with a party.

Since Mr. Elder loves sweets, she enlisted the help of her teachers to bake all kinds of goodies to honor him. Best of all, she managed to keep the party a secret so he was truly surprised.

ERMS even declared Friday October 6 "We love Herbert day!"



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