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Ron Borel Bequest

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Manchester by-the-Sea Public Library Receives Large Bequest

The Manchester by-the-Sea Public Library is pleased to announce a special event in commemoration of former resident and patron Ron Borel. “Celebration and Stories: Ron Borel and the Manchester by the Sea Public Library” will take place at 2:00 pm on Saturday, December 17th.

Ron Borel has given an amazing gift to our library to benefit the people of Manchester by-the-Sea and Cape Ann. Please save the date as we celebrate Ron’s generosity and remember fondly his life and gifts to the community. Stories will be shared, and stories read, as Ron sponsored many books in the Children’s Room. Refreshments will be served that honor Ron’s love of homemade cookies and capture the spirit of the season. Please join Ron’s family, friends, library staff and community leaders in honor and celebration of Ron Borel. All ages are invited to the festivities.