Retirement party photo

From left to right: Harriman city councilmen Johnny Brackett and Tim Johnson, Tina Spears, and Parks and Recreation director Charlie Jones at a retirement party held to celebrate Spears’s 24 years as manager of the Harriman Community Center.

Tina Spears, Harriman Community Center Manager for over 24 years, retired last week and was sent off with a retirement party complete with awards, embraces, and high emotions.

“It was 24 years, and I worked one year temporary before they hired me full time, so for me it would be a total of 25 years,” said Spears. “I loved every minute of it, there was never a time that I wasn’t happy there. I’ve met a lot of great people, and I might as well say that I raised a lot of kids. I had a lot of good times over there with the public and the community.”