Wednesday, December 21, 2011
"Growing Up in Wellsville" Is Hot Seller
If Wellsville had a Top 10 Book list for sales the newly released “Growing Up in Wellsville” would be at the top of the list...hands down. The book was written by Wellsville High School Class of 1949 alumni Ron Price as a memoir of his growing up years in the village. Price recalls the booming years of the 1940s & 1950s when Wellsville was a very prosperous town with the rail, pottery and steel industries all up and down the valley.
Price retired after a career with Westinghouse, Inc. His Westinghouse career took him all over the country but he never forgot his roots or lost his love for Wellsville. Although no longer a Wellsville resident his heart is still with his hometown. He presently serves as a member of the WHS Alumni Scholarship Foundation and frequently returns for visits. At the encouragement of family, friends and especially his high school classmates he put together a very enjoyable book about his younger years. The book was underwritten by the Class of 1949 and any proceeds from the book are earmarked for WHS scholarships. It was recently released by the printer, The Wooster Book Company.
Classmate Earl Betz reports that since the article in the local newspapers last Friday the phone has been ringing off the hook with calls from all over the tri-state area. According to Betz nearly 50 books have been sold so far. The books that the Wellsville Historical Society had are completely gone. Since then a new shipment has been received and distributed Monday. Books are now only available at Center Pharmacy, the Wellsville Carnegie Library and Air Waves. All three places are located on Main Street in the village. Delivery of additional books is expected next week.
The books are $20 each. Mail orders cost an additional $5 for shipping and handling. Due to the late date there are no guarantees that delivery can be made before Christmas.
For more information inquires can be made by calling Betz at 330-532-2143.
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