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Reading club comes of age

September 17, 2007

Washington County Free Library hosted its first Adult Summer Reading Club in conjunction with the Children's Summer Reading Club that has been a highly anticipated annual event for many years.

More than 150 adults heeded the call to be among the inaugural year's club.

From the potluck kickoff event in June to the closing ice cream social in August, more than 430 book reviews were entered in the weekly and grand prize drawings.

Weekly winners receiving a Washington County mug filled with chocolate were Ruth Anne Valentine, Ruth Curry, Marilyn Wood, Donna Sales, Lisa Key, Cassie Burtner, Joan Snapp, Angie Garcia, Tammy Gantz, Crystal Fales, Chris Hawkins, Jessica Reehl, Donna Chwalek, Joan Fredrickson and Merry Stinson.

The grand prize winner was Betsy Shaw.

The grand prize basket included an MP3 player, 1GB flash drive, Kodak disposable camera, two tickets to a Maryland Symphony Orchestra concert, six tickets to Discovery Station, travel pen and notepad, and assorted chocolate candies and trail mix.

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