Book sale benefits local library

An organization that often flies under the radar is the Friends of the Green Free Library. This group collects money from membership dues, an annual book sale and other activities. This year, the annual book sale will run from Wednesday of Laurel Festival week until Sunday. It is a great way to redistribute used books in the community at bargain prices. Readers of all ages will find books or CDs to add to their collections.

All monies collected will go to the library, free programs for the public, and books given free to children. Especially for a small town, we have a wonderful library with computer access, CDs, books, story hour and summer reading programs for kids, magazines, books to borrow online, and large print books for those of us who (ahem) are senior citizens.

Please support our local library by checking out the Friends of the Green Free Library book sale. You’ll be glad you did!

Tina Tolins


Thank you to those who supported documentary screening

A special “thank” goes to everyone who attended the “People of Honor” film/program at the Deane Center on May 24 to recognize the sacrifices of veterans on both the war front and the home front during WWII. A sincere apology is extended to people we could not accommodate. We did not anticipate the overflow audience which was far beyond expectation.

Special thanks to Teresa and Mike Capuzzo, along with their staff at Mountain Home Magazine, Kevin Thomas and KC1010.5 staff, John Vogt and Wellsboro Homepage staff, Kevin Connelly, Mary DeBockler, Robert Garrison and the staff of the Deane Center, Frank Crofchick, Ben and Brigette Largey, Kathleen Largey, and the many others who volunteered to help with the program. In addition, Wellsboro Gazette columnist and managing editor of Mountain Home, Gayle Morrow, presented an especially moving memory and tribute of her father, a veteran of WWII.

Hopefully, the film/program helped to keep alive an important community memory of the people of Tioga County who engaged in self-sacrifice in defense of our society, our values and way of life.

Donations raised through the program support the very worthy work of Dawn Pletcher and Goodies for Our Troops and the many volunteers who make us proud and happy to be Tioga County Americans. Overall, nearly $3,600 was raised including $2,000 from the Wellsboro Social Club, $500 for the William B. Wilson Post and donations from the audience. We are certainly grateful for their generosity.

We also hope the readers will support the many businesses who generously donated food and beverages for the reception: Acorn Markets, Akiko’s Floral Arts, Café 1905/Penn Wells Hotel, Michael and Steve Banik Polish Family Kielbasa, Canyon Country Cabs, Chateau LaFayette Reneau Winery, Fox’s Pizza & Terry’s Hoagies, George’s Restaurant, Johnny Z Hot Rod Café, Bill Kiseleski Wines, Your Momma’s Mug, The Native Bagel, Pag-O-Mar Farm Market, The Red Skillet, The Roost, Straub Brewery, Sweet Caroline’s BBQ, The Steak House, Steve’s Beverage, Subway, Timeless Destination and The Wellsboro House.

Gale Largey

Director, “People of Honor”