Pandora and Kit Farr of Canton, who combined have worked for more than six decades for Georgia Power Co. and its parent company, Southern Company., in a variety of positions, are retiring.
There were 86 guests in attendance at the event at Williamson Bros. Bar-B-Que in Canton honoring their service.
Pandora Farr was a customer service representative in Canton for 13 years and worked in various customer service positions with Georgia Power and Southern Company prior to that. She had a total of 34 years with Georgia Power and six years with Southern Company.
“I have known and worked with Pandora and Kit for over nine years and it has truly been an honor and pleasure to be on the same team. Their true ‘Service Spirit’ to others and their commitment to Georgia Power Co. and our customers clearly was exceptional,” said Canton Area Manager Rod Drake.
Kit Farr is on the AMI meter team which is establishing the new meters for Georgia Power, a job he does behind a computer. He began his career as a meter reader. He worked for the company for 33 years.
Kit Farr has been supportive of his wife’s career and has been by her side helping her achieve the many awards she has received while working for the company.
Pandora Farr won the “Business to Business Leader” for Georgia Power in 2010. She has chaired the Relay for Life for the Canton office team for several years and has raised thousands of dollars through the sell of candles and candy. Her slogan was “Light a Candle and save a Life”.
Pandora Farr won a corporate award for seeing to it on her lunch hour one of her customers was signed up for heating assistance in 2011. She was honored at a luncheon with others hosted by Georgia Power President Paul Bowers.
Former Canton Area Manager Robert Logan brought Pandora Farr into the Canton office and was always glad he did.
“She was a smiling face for our customers to meet when she came in, a friendly person to the customers and to the other employees, and she always went out of her way to go above and beyond what might be expected,” Logan said of the long-time employee.
She was recently featured in the GPC March “Citizen” magazine under “Southern Life Style — Daily Choices … Lifetime Results.”
She and Kit used the carbohydrate handbook to lose 36 pounds from August to December 2012.
Among those at the lunch were Georgia Power Vice President Pedro Cherry, Metro West Manager Nicole Faulk and AMI manager Mark Welldon.
Retired Area Manager Robert Logan and Margret Logan and retired employees Devoy and Glenda Bell, Terry Harris, Richard Postell, Doug Gilmer and Mac Cagle were honored guests.
Rod Drake, Canton area manager, gave the blessing.
Pandora Farr’s favorite customer sang a song he wrote, “When will the Children be free.”
“We were all awestruck at his words that came straight from the hearts,” Belinda Young said.