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Lunch ladies dedicate decades of service to Duchesne Academy

Posted at 9:16 AM, Sep 14, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-14 10:20:06-04

Preparing lunch for hungry high schoolers is no easy task.  But, Nancy Davis and Noreen Frenking have the lunchtime routine down at Duchesne Academy of the Sacred Heart.  

Friends for forty years, both women had daughters and granddaughters attend Duchesne.  They even went there for college.  The academy used to not have a hot lunch program, so Davis started one in the 1990's.  Davis has worked in the cafeteria for 25 years, Frenking for 22. 

Davis sold her lunch business to Duchesne this year, but the ladies couldn't stay away. 

"I would rather be doing this than doing what else? I don't want to just do nothing," said Noreen Frenking. 

The girls are grateful to have the pair back in the kitchen. 

"They make a bunch of things that you wouldn't even think about eating, but it is just really good," said Junior Claire Halpin.

"It is kind of like having your mom cook lunch for you everyday," said Junior Lauren McKenzie. 

That is what the women aim for. 

"It has just been a kitchen, it is a mom's kitchen," said Davis. 

Davis and Frenking say this is something they plan on continuing for a long time to come.