Monday, July 19, 2010

Make a Splash

This summer we have been “Making a Splash” as children and adults have set sail with activities and chances to win prizes. Did you know adults can read or listen to seven books and have their form entered for a chance to win prizes at the end of the program in August. A complete calendar of events can be found on our library home page. Speaking of making a splash did you hear about the story of LaValle resident Thomas Maycroft? He was born in England and came to America at the age of 23. On his journey to America the vessel on which he was traveling, a ship called “Atlantic” was wrecked when it struck a rock near Halifax and most of the passengers lost their lives. You can read an account of the accident in the Reedsburg Free Press September 23, 1926. The article tells how he cling to the sides of the wreak holding on to ropes and how they were rescued by some fisherman.

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