Bulldog head cook Brenda Key retiring after 21 years
By Jim Wallace

Brenda Key was presented a signed football and a caramel cake by the team.
Brenda Key is retiring as the Thomson Bulldog cook.
Key, school nutrition manager for Thomson High School, has been in her post for 21 years and will retire Jan. 1.
Ive enjoyed cooking for the students and football team, but it was time, she said Friday after being honored with her favorite cake -- caramel -- from head coach Rob Ridings. She was presented a football autographed by the team earlier.
Feeding the football team pre-game meals began under a previous principal.
They started with feeding the players when principal Bob Smith was here and it continued on afterward. I have really enjoyed working with all the coaches. Coach Rob Ridings has really looked after me and the girls on the lunchroom staff.
While Key began in the school lunchroom in 1996, she became manager in 2002 and currently oversees preparation for the nearly 1,200 students and says she has seen a lot of changes over the years.
I have seen students deal with pain and joy, she said.
I have seen styles and attitudes change. They are at a special age for change, and it has been interesting seeing the ways they grow."
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