Brenda Wall – Lucy Hilton Maddox Memorial Library

Email received 2/8/2007

Dear Dave:
Well, Donna’s visit ended about four hours ago and we have all the furniture back in place and our breathing has almost returned to normal. I’m guessing our entire staff will sleep soundly tonight.
Donna was magnificent. The children adored her, the adults adored her and she has over 1,000 new fans in Early County. The elementary school has over 1,200 students. She saw at least 1,000 of those on Wednesday. We hosted over 300 children and over 50 adults for the story telling at the library. Approximately 27 adults were on hand for the workshop for parents. We wanted more, but 27 is a start. Everyone asked “when will she be back?”

Thanks so much for always being so generous about working with us. I know we are so far away and so isolated from any large city that getting here is tedious. But, I can say with all honesty that her visits here do make a difference. Looking forward to seeing you all again.

Best wishes,
Brenda Wall
Lucy Hilton Maddox Memorial Library
Blakely, Ga.