- Associated Press - Tuesday, August 30, 2016

NEEDHAM, Mass. (AP) - A woman with Down syndrome has hung up her hairnet and retired after working 32 years at the french fry station of a Massachusetts McDonald’s franchise.

Freia David began working at the Needham McDonald’s in 1984 through a program that placed adults with cognitive disabilities in community jobs.

While two of her peers didn’t complete the six-month training course, David soon became a mainstay of the restaurant.

David was approaching 1 million pounds of fries served when her 90-year-old mother began to notice that she was forgetting things and urged her to retire.

More than 100 people packed the McDonald’s to wish David a happy retirement on Monday. She received a silver necklace with a fry-carton pendant and a proclamation from the state House of Representatives among other gifts.

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times is switching its third-party commenting system from Disqus to Spot.IM. You will need to either create an account with Spot.im or if you wish to use your Disqus account look under the Conversation for the link "Have a Disqus Account?". Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.

 

Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide