Legacy lives on
Re: Kristi Patton’s article on Dec. 21 about Alanna Matthew. I met Alanna in the summer of 1993 when we both took a writing workshop at the Okanagan Summer School of the Arts. She put a sign up in the public library looking for fellow readers, and shortly afterwards the book club was formed.
Early members included Mary Swain, Anne Forsey, Dianne Finlayson and myself. It has been going since then with a changing membership which now does include Sonni Bone and other longtime friends of Alanna’s. Though we miss Alanna very much, Roy Thomerson, her partner, still comes to meetings and her ‘Bookworm’ friends carry on in true Alanna spirit with lively discussions in what must be one of Penticton’s longest consistently running book clubs.
The fund in her memory is for a very worthy cause as she was always such a champion of the arts, so let’s get it up to $5,000 and put it to work.