Crowd turns out to honor, encourage retired educator

The Erwin family gathered as part of a parade of more than 500 people on State Highway 19 Friday morning to make Rebecca Hathcoat feel special as she made her way to the hospital for her first chemotherapy treatment. Hathcoat was a speech teacher at Barbara Bush Early Childhood Learning Center for over 30 years, said former co-worker Star Erwin. Staff photo by Taylor Nye
Rebecca Hathcoat is a very special lady, according to her many friends. On Friday, more than 143 people lined State Highway 19 with their cars as part of a parade to make Hathcoat feel special as she made her way to the hospital for her first chemotherapy treatment. The daughter of a teacher, Hathcoat started out as a speech teacher, then moved to special education. She spent the last two or…

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