Oregon Lions distribute donated books


OREGON – Two members of the Oregon Lions Club recently visited the Rock River Center to donate a selection of non-fiction and fiction material from the estate of Betty Croft.

Croft attended High School in Leaf River before receiving her three degrees and spending decades working as a university librarian. After retiring from Northwest Missouri State University, she returned to the Rock River Valley where she became involved in a variety of volunteer activities.

Oregon Lions Reading Action Committee Chairman Joe Kryszak has been exploring different ways to distribute many of the beautiful books that Betty Croft collected over the years. Pat Farraday, also a member of Oregon Lions, suggested that the Rock River Center might be interested in some of those books to add to their library shelves and contacted Executive Director Jamie Nobis. Once the Rock River Center reopens to the public, you are invited visit the center and take time to enjoy this remarkable collection of books.

Photo: From left: Rock River Center Executive Director Jamie Nobis, Oregon Lion Pat Farraday and Oregon Lions’ Reading Action Chairman Joe Kryszak