Busch honored for 25 years as city secretary

By Kathryn Jones

Editor

For longtime City Secretary Peggy Busch, Monday night marked her last official Glen Rose City Council meeting.

Instead of sitting at her usual desk in front of the council, Busch sat in the audience gallery next to outgoing City Attorney Andrew Lucas, who also will be leaving as city attorney after he was elected county attorney in November.

Mayor Pro Tem Bob Stricklin thanked Busch for her years of “dedicated service” and read a proclamation. It noted that Busch began her career with the City of Glen Rose in 1988 when she started as a water utilities building clerk, then became city secretary in 1997.

She was lauded for her professionalism, integrity and caring attitude. Stricklin presented her with the framed proclamation as well as a silver necklace and pendant shaped like the state of Texas with a star.

Her last day will be Jan. 2, which will be proclaimed “Peggy Busch Day.”

“Thank you all so much,” Busch said. “It’s been a joy working for the city.”

Her son, Wade Busch, presented his mother with a bouquet of flowers and kissed her on the cheek. Then well-wishers gathered in the city office and presented her with a two-layer cake, baked by Darci D’Angelo of Barnard Street Bakery, that featured a decoration of a RV with “Happy Retirement” and a profusion of frosting flowers.

Melanie Reese has been named to succeed Busch.

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