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Goodbye Hugs

Fourth-grader Tasha Belter was one of a multitude of well-wishers who offered teary-eyed hugs as an emotional Deann Barta said goodbye to her students and her school for the last time. Barta closed the books on her career at Chester Park Elementa...

Fourth-grader Tasha Belter was one of a multitude of well-wishers who offered teary-eyed hugs as an emotional Deann Barta said goodbye to her students and her school for the last time. Barta closed the books on her career at Chester Park Elementary school on Thursday, after teaching kindergarten classes to some 1,500 students during her 32 years at the school. Ken Gerard also is retiring from Chester Park after 32 years of teaching.

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