Weirton Woman’s Club Literary Department donates to library

MEETING HIGHLIGHTS — Rik Rekowski, executive director of the Mary H. Weir Public Library in Weirton, was presented a check from proceeds of the Literary Department of the Weirton Woman’s Club’s basket drawing by Enid Williams, left, literary chairman, and Molly Mossor, basket drawing chairman. -- Contributed

WEIRTON — The Literary Department of the Weirton Woman’s Club, a member of the General Federation of Women’s Clubs of West Virginia, met in November for an evening meeting and dinner at Undo’s in Weirton.

Chairman Enid Williams welcomed members and guests and gave the Inspiration, a prayer from “Ideals” magazine,

The Literary Light was given by Helen Gibson who reviewed the trilogy: “A Thousand Yesteryears,” “A Cold Tomorrow” and “A Desolate Hour” by Mae Clark. The trilogy is set in Mount Pleasant, W.Va., and is about the Mothman sightings. She then reviewed “Cozy Mysteries” by Nancy Coco.

Sandra Robbins, program chairman, introduced the program presenter for the evening, Savannah Schroll Guz, the executive director of the Weirton Area Museum and Cultural Center. Guz talked to the members about the museum’s newest acquisition, the P and W Bus and the plans in progress for its future home.

She then discussed the upcoming museum display sponsored by the West Virginia Humanities Council. This traveling exhibition is from Smithsonian Institution and is titled, “Crossroads: Changes in Rural America.”

The exhibit will be visiting seven chosen communities in West Virginia. Guz applied to be a host site and was selected from a large pool of applications, she explained.

The display will be shown Jan. 31 through Feb. 26 and will showcase seven events to coincide with the exhibit.

Rik Rekowski, executive director of the Mary H. Weir Public Library, was invited to dinner to receive a check from the basket drawing. He thanked the members for their care and concern for the library.

He also discussed a survey by the local library and the library commission on “How Libraries Transform Communities.”

The next literary meeting will be held Feb. 21, and the program will be presented by Barbara Raynolds and her “Recollections of New York.”


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