On Thursday evening, October 21st, I was welcomed with open arms to the beautiful cities of Lancaster and Lititz, PA. This was a very special fundraising event sponsored by the The Council of Friends of Lancaster County Public Libraries and Aaron’s Books. Held in a beautifully restored building that was once a cork factory, the event was, from begging to end, a remarkable experience.
As the attendees arrived in the annex of the ballroom they were greeted by glorious floral arrangements and the aroma of Oletta’s freshly baked cinnamon rolls which were made from scratch by the chef of the Cork Factory Hotel. Following an hour of gaiety and socializing, the attendees took their seats. I was stunned to see how many people showed up to hear me speak and to support this worthy cause. It was an honor to be a part of such a grand occasion.
Sam and Todd Dickenson, owners of Aaron’s books, had a huge table set up with towers of my newly released paperback, and Mary Ann Heltshe-Steinhauer, the Community Relations Manager for Lancaster Libraries gave me a warm and lovely introduction. I had the amazing opportunity to speak to a room packed full of book lovers, and I made many new friends. Thank you to everyone for giving me such a wonderful page in my own Life Book … I can’t wait to return to Lancaster and Lititz for a long weekend of antiquing and relaxation!
Below are two short videos (many thanks to Dr. Karen Monroy who did the filming with her iPhone), and some still pictures of the event.