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Retiring Recreation employee reflects

A longtime employee of Petersburg’s Parks and Recreation Department will retire at the end of the week. Judy Forgey, who’s worked in many roles, including as coordinator and supervisor for the department over the past 25 years, has her last day on the job on Friday, July 5. Robbie Feinberg sat down with Forgey and talked with her about the changes she’s seen over the past quarter century.

Judy Forgey is retiring from Petersburg’s Parks and Recreation department this week after 25 years of service.

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