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Library volunteers thanked

Published 10:38am Friday, May 24, 2013

BY STEPHEN H. COWLES/CONTRIBUTING WRITER
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FRANKLIN—Volunteers at the Ruth Camp Campbell Library in Franklin were treated to a mid-afternoon luncheon of Southern comfort food on Tuesday. The meal, which included, of course, fried chicken and deviled eggs, was presented as a gesture of thanks for service.

Volunteers at the Ruth Camp Campbell Library in Franklin were treated to a lunch of Southern comfort food on Tuesday. This was in recognition of their service to the library. Frances Golladay, left, in back; Librarian Manager Bonnie Roblin, Marcia Welsh, Public Service Manager Donna Pope, Verta Jackson and Sandy Corpaci; Pat Clark, seated on front left, Rosemary Scott and Bill Billings; Claire Richard, seated on front right, Lane Meredith, Gretchen Hopkins and Barbara Edwards, president of the Friends of the Franklin Library. -- Stephen H. Cowles | Tidewater News
Volunteers at the Ruth Camp Campbell Library in Franklin were treated to a lunch of Southern comfort food on Tuesday. This was in recognition of their service to the library. Frances Golladay, left, in back; Librarian Manager Bonnie Roblin, Marcia Welsh, Public Service Manager Donna Pope, Verta Jackson and Sandy Corpaci; Pat Clark, seated on front left, Rosemary Scott and Bill Billings; Claire Richard, seated on front right, Lane Meredith, Gretchen Hopkins and Barbara Edwards, president of the Friends of the Franklin Library. — Stephen H. Cowles | Tidewater News

“They do so much for us,” Bonnie Roblin said of the many volunteers. She manages this branch, which is part of the Blackwater Regional Library in Western Tidewater.

Donna Pope coordinates the adult and teen volunteers as part of her responsibilities. She’s the public service manager, which Pope said includes moving the library forward for what it can do for the public. The circulation desk staff is also under her umbrella, she added.

“I like serving people,” Pope said, explaining that this month marks her ninth anniversary at the library. The job came open, she applied and got it.

“It’s just my cup of tea,” she said.

Asked what she’s read recently, Pope listed “The 12th of Never,” “Private Berlin” and “Gone Girl.”

Adult volunteers are Pat Clark, one of the original librarians, Bill Billings, Rosemary Scott, Verta Jackson, Sandy Corpaci, Marcia Welsh, Frances Golladay, Barbara Edwards, Gretchen Hopkins Lane Meredith, Claire Richard, Diane Blankenship, Priscilla Guthrie, Janet Hudgins, Billy Haydu, Peggy Benton, Susan Hudgins, Lois Minetree, Jonna Edwards, Mary Alice Beale, Sherri McCullough, Ann Porter, Pam Wiggins, Tabitha Pettinger, Terri Hedgepeth, Mike Evans and Victor Jones.

Teen volunteers are: Crystal Bowden, Taylor Christy, Jessica Haydu, Anthony Lane, Isabelle Pettinger, Davis Earnhardt, Elizabeth Glascock, Ruvanette Hilliard, Alec Fredericks, Oakley Sthole, Shane Bullock, Ashley Haydu, Tamia Hill, Rebekah Hill and Cameron McHenry.

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