Education feature: Lunch ladies keep stomachs satisfied

CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Alejandro Chacon, from left to right, Lydia Gonzales, Lindsey Perry and Saul Molina help food service manager Sonya Campos serve lunch on the first day of school after the holiday break at La Casita Elementary School. La Casita serves 417 meals at La Cas

By CNJ staff writer: Liliana Castillo

Children file by the lunch counter, hungry for nachos, their laughter and excited chatter rising above the steady whir of industrial-sized ovens, warmers and sinks.

After sitting idle for three weeks during winter break, the kitchens at Clovis schools were firing up Wednesday for the first day of school.