Congressman Panetta Town Hall

Publish Date: 
Aug 21, 2018
Dr. Lewallen with Hartnell Alumnus, Joyce Gordon and husband, Harold

On August 14, I had the honor of moderating Congressman Panetta's Town Hall meeting held at the Monterey County Supervisor's chambers in Salinas. A special treat was in store for me after the meeting. A 1952 graduate of Hartnell introduced herself to me following the Town Hall. Mrs. Joyce Gordon and her husband Harold were in attendance. Joyce was a home economics major while at Hartnell. Her husband Harold is a Holocaust survivor. He was 10 years old when he entered Auschwitz concentration camp. He wrote a book about his experience titled "The Last Sunrise." They have been married for 67 years and they have lived in Salinas for 71 years.