The Hancock-Henderson Quill, Inc.

Turning Pages Book Club Commended for Canteen Story

by Dessa Rodeffer, Quill Publisher/Owner

3 October 2007

Congratulations Judy Roessler, Virginia Ross and other members of the Henderson County "Turning Pages Book Club" for your selection and promotion of "Once Upon A Town" of the North Platte Canteen and support of its GIs.

The women's constant effort did not go unnoticed but is still making a mark today here at Raritan's Opera House.

Diana Taylor directed a meaningful mini-version of the book, which described the strong, generous and loyal hearts of the patriotic people of North Platte, Nebraska

A full house both nights, agreed with findings author Bob Greene said was in the Nebraskan: "This is what it means to be an American."

It was a constant effort, non wavering, of supporting our United States military.

At a time when our American soldiers are at war, the "Turning Pages Book Club" are to be commended for their selection in books. And we salute their success in their effort to remind Henderson County of lessons we can learn from reading, especially books of our rich American heritage.

In reading is knowledge, knowledge is wisdom, ...and in wisdom is a life worth living.