Farewell, Mars – The Goodbye Party!

Farewell, Mars – The Goodbye Party!

Pictured (LtoR) Nick Fischer, Weis Markets assistant store manager; Chris Sergent, Mars personnel advisor; Kaila Stanley, former Mars employee; and Matt Hursey, RKK Construction inspector

The bittersweet bash

The bittersweet bash

Pictured (LtoR) Dave Kropkowski, retired retail sales manager; and Wanda Kropkowski, retired Mars assistant manager

Pictured (LtoR) Maria Louden, Johns Hopkins Medical Imaging White Marsh patient service coordinator; Heather Fassell, Brightview Senior Living certified nurse assistant; Laura Szrom, United Healthcare senior appeals representative; and Nicole Hill, GBMC unit secretary

Pictured (LtoR) Patrick Sutherland, Costco master meatcutter; Colin Wood, Cintas driver; Mark Rasch, former Mars assistant deli manager; and Larry Rabuck, retired federal worker

Pictured (LtoR) Ashley Giogilli, UnitedHealthcare senior appeals representative; Joyce hepburn, former Mars head cashier; and Greg Mayr, former Mars security guard

Pictured (LtoR) Miranda Kaline, former Mars cashier; Jennifer Melendez, former Mars cashier; and Megan Danna, Community College of Baltimore County student

Pictured (LtoR) Terri Dobbs, former Mars cashier; and Sherri Arnold, former Mars booth clerk

Pictured (LtoR) Marla Schultz, retired Mars assistant head cashier; and Sean Craft, Mars human resources assistant

They do say ice is good for pain....

They do say ice is good for pain….

Some final Mars memories in the making...

Some final Mars memories in the making…

Laughs & Tears (August 5, 2016) The folks there may not technically have been “family,” it sure felt like family in Jimmy’s Famous Seafood’s upstairs party room. That’s ‘cause many of them had worked together for years at Mars supermarkets, which had just closed it doors. Some of the gang had already found other jobs. Some were still nailing new ones down. And some made it their retirement. So, they had decided to throw one last bash and make one last batch of memories they all could share.