By RICHARD F. BELISLE
Staff Writer, Waynesboro
WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Illness has forced Peter Downey, the first general manager of the new ice skating rink being built west of Waynesboro, to resign his post, said Carol Henicle, chairman of the board building the rink.
Henicle, who is also executive director of the Greater Waynesboro Chamber of Commerce, said Wednesday that Downey's resignation is effective Oct. 31. He left Waynesboro this week to return to his native Connecticut to attend his daughter's wedding Saturday, Henicle said. He is not expected to return, she said, but will continue to serve as a consultant by telephone until the end of the month.
"Pete will be sadly missed. We wish him very well," Henicle said.
Downey was hired by the Cumberland Valley On Ice Board of Directors on Aug. 18 for a salary "in the $40,000 range," Henicle said.