Creator of Professor Pennypickle honored by TVCC

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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 Farnbach Special to Valley News On 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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