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April 10, 2014

Wake County school board members keep their Peeps in a row

The boxes of Peeps marshmallow candy chicks placed in front of the seats of Wake County school board members brought to mind how former school board member Debra Goldman had placed yellow rubber ducks in front of her seat.

The spirit of former Wake County school board member Debra Goldman was present at Tuesday’s meeting.

Someone anonymously placed a box of Peeps marshmallow candy chicks in front of each school board member’s seat. For school board member Keith Sutton, it brought to mind how Goldman had placed yellow rubber ducks in front of her seat in late 2012 to remind her colleagues to keep their ducks in a row.

“I first want to say thank you to whoever brought us these yellow marshmallow chicks,” Sutton said to laughs and clapping. “I was nervous when I came out and saw them because the last time I had a yellow bird at my podium I was told I needed to get my ducks in a row.

It sought of brought back memories. For those of y’all that didn’t get that, that’s an inside joke. A lot of people remember.”

Goldman resigned from the board in February 2013. She’s now a Ronda Town Commissioner after being elected as a write-in candidate in that small Wilkes County community’s elections in November.

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