October 11, 2011
By DEBBIE HALL - Bulletin Staff Writer
The Spencer-Penn School Preservation Organization announced Monday that Carrie Denny has been hired as executive director of the Spencer-Penn Centre.
Denny recently celebrated her one-year anniversary as the kitchen marketing manager at Spencer-Penn, said Mary Jordan, who is retiring as executive director.
Denny, 34, of Spencer, “has done an exceptional job” as the kitchen marketing manager, Jordan said.
Denny was chosen from a field of 40 applicants, including people from Texas, Maryland, Northern Virginia and North Carolina, Jordan said.
The center soon will seek applicants to fill the kitchen marketing slot, said Jordan, who is retiring as the full-time volunteer director to spend more time with her husband, Bill.
As she bids farewell, Jordan said she has fond memories of her time at the helm of the center, a former school that has become a center of community activities.
“I have really enjoyed it, and I’ve learned a lot,” Jordan said Monday.
New board officers also were named Monday, Jordan said after a meeting of the Spencer-Penn School Preservation Organization, which manages the center. Officers are Jim Purcell, president; Nelda Purcell, vice president; Debbie Hensley, secretary; Cathy Pope, treasurer; and Clay Gravely, Michael Penn and Ben Roberson, directors.
The Spencer-Penn School Preservation Organization is dedicated to providing an educational and special events center for Spencer and surrounding communities by preserving the structure, facilities, artifacts and history of the Spencer-Penn School.
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