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Seniors Appreciation Day unveils new book

Muriel Arnason Library hosted Seniors Appreciation Day on June 8 and it was very well attended.
The group of authors of “Reminisces

Muriel Arnason Library hosted Seniors Appreciation Day on June 8 and it was very well attended.

The attendees enjoyed refreshments, entered a draw, and browsed the newest large print books on the library's displays.

Kathy McDowell from the Outreach Department of Fraser Valley Regional Library gave a short demonstration, and taught the seniors how to use Daisy Book Readers. She also answered questions regarding what special services FVRL provides to seniors.

Dr. Sarwan Singh Randhawa welcomed and thanked everyone for participating in this special event.

A very special part of the celebration was the presence of 17 authors of the book “Reminiscences, Recipes & Remedies: Langley Seniors Reminisce About Their Food Heritage". People enjoyed meeting and talking to the authors and bought copies of the book.

Langley Meals on Wheels representative Carol Van Straten’s efforts helped make this event very successful.

One of the authors, Bill Kent, who will soon be celebrating his 105th birthday, was the oldest participant, and his friend Ellen Schoeck came from Edmonton to attend the celebration.

Jim McGregor, who contributed a story in the book, also helped with the event.

The 17 authors who were present were Bill Kent, Annabelle Cornett, Jack Muench, Bob and Lois Crerar, Doris Mitchell, Roy & Vicki Matts, Elsie Martin, Peggy McGregor, Jim McGregor, Patricia Broughton, Anna Renfors, Anita Waska, Elsie Beggs, and Gloria and Erich Proehl.

The book combines recollections and some secrets from Langley seniors and pioneers, and this unique creation is made possible by Langley Meals on Wheels. The book costs only $20, and is available for purchase at the Muriel Arnason Library. All proceeds will go to Langley Meals on Wheels programs.