(Above left photo) Optimist Club members Ron Merson, Henry Chavez, and Angela Borrego-Chavez surprised Cathy Hicks (pictured holding a book) by donating money to Blanchard Community Library to purchase books in her honor. (Above right) Rosemary Leon, widow of Ralph Leon, is surrounded by family members at the dedication of new books for teens in memory of her husband at Blanchard Community Library.

Optimist Club of Santa Paula gives special gifts to Blanchard Community Library

January 16, 2013
Santa Paula News

The Optimist Club of Santa Paula recently gave two very special gifts to Blanchard Community Library. $200 was given in loving memory of Optimist Club member Ralph Leon to purchase books for teens. A $200 donation was also given to purchase books for children in honor of longtime Optimist Club member Cathy Hicks. As a result, 34 brand new books are now being enjoyed by Santa Paula children and teens.

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