Library Friends hold Luncheon With a Special Author


First Posted: 4/28/2014

The Friends of the Back Mountain Memorial Library hosted their 26th annual Luncheon with a Special Author on April 24 at the Appletree Terrace, Newberry Estate, Dallas. Guest speaker was author Judie Fertig Panneton who grew up in Wyoming Valley.

Fertig Panneton was born in Kingston and is a child of immigrants who were Holocaust survivors. She is the author of two books, the latest – “Proud Americans: Growing Up As Children of Immigrants.” Her other book, also a collections of stories, is entitled “The Breast Cancer Book of Strength and Courage.”

Fertig Panneton is an award-winning journalist with experience as a print, TV and radio reporter. She also teaches classes about The Changing Face of America, public speaking, media interaction, writing for publication and for creative expression. She lives in Sacramento, Calif., with her husband John, and has two daughters and two grandsons.

The event will began with a time for hospitality. This year’s menu included buffet luncheon, including an appetizer table, an entrée table with a wide variety of meats and vegetables, quiche, assorted salads, breads and muffins, and will be topped off with a dessert bar featuring cheese crepes with strawberry topping and assorted mini pastries.

Proceeds benefit the library.

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