Creator of Professor Pennypickle honored by TVCC

Professor Pennypickle creator Pat Comerchero wins the Lifetime Achievement Award from Temecula Valley Chamber of Commerce with her husband, former mayor and city council member Jeff Comerchero. Valley News/Courtesy photo
Rebecca Marshall FarnbachSpecial to Valley NewsOn July 24, the Temecula Valley Chamber of Commerce awarded Pat Comerchero a Lifetime Achievement Award for her leadership in building and directing Pennypickle’s Workshop in the heart of Old Town Temecula. This small woman with a huge heart for children and for the community conceptualized the highly imaginative museum that stretches each visitor’s understanding of our universe through its sensory experiences and hands-on exhibits.It is truly a one-of-a-kind children’s museum, and it draws visitors from great distances. Its original name, the Imagination Workshop, has been changed to Pennypickle’s Workshop. Upon entering the “home of Phineas T. Pennypickle,” a guest encounters whimsical, larger than life scientific exp
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