John Ratzenberger coming to area

By on October 3, 2018

John Ratzenberger is coming to Lancaster County.

Moravian Manor, an Engaging Community Program, will present “Made in America: Education, Motivating and Empowering Americans to Expand Skills and Entrepreneurship.”
The event will take place Monday, Oct. 22 at the Lancaster Marriott at Penn Square, Lancaster. There will be a cash bar from 6 to 7 p.m.; and then dinner at 7:15 p.m. The program will begin at 8:30.

Multi-Emmy-nominated actor and accomplished screenwriter, director, producer and author, John Ratzenberger is best known for laying mail carrier Cliff Clavin on the longrunning NBC sitcom

“Cheers.” Before this, John lived overseas for 10 years and has worked as a carpenter, archery instructor, and deck hand on a fishing boat. He produced and starred in the Travel Channel series

“Made in America,” which highlighted U.S.-made goods and workers.

John Ratzenberger

“My mother used to give me old radios and toasters, with the cords cut off,” said Ratzenberger. “She told us to take them apart. Growing up, everyone we knew could make something, and knew how to fix things. We are losing that and we need to get it back. Kids today are not making things,” he said. “Instead they are going to college to get degrees and can’t get a job. There are plenty of jobs out there. We just need to teach kids the skills. Many today do not even know how to use simple tools, hammers and screwdrivers. Manufacturers today say high school kids can’t even read a ruler. How are they going to build airplanes, build homes, or even perform simple household repairs?”

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