The Journal Register (Medina, NY)

August 21, 2013

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Medina Journal-Register — Hoag Library set to receive $1K annually

Dr. Edward F. Schlenk has set up a trust in memory of his late wife, Kathryn Mahany Kerrigan that will provide $1,000 each year to Hoag Library in Albion. The money is earmarked for books on women’s health and mysteries.

The Kerrigan Trust is in addition to the $10,000 for books and $5,000 for the new building project that Kerrigan pledged during the library’s capital campaign in 2010. 

Kerrigan had a deep interest in Hoag Library and its future, dating from her time as a small child, coming to the library every day while her mother was at work (her father died when she was three years old), and then walking home at the end of each day with Lucy Fancher, then library director. She and Miss Fancher were neighbors, and became friends during these daily visits. 

Fancher was director from 1941 until 1960. Kerrigan died of ovarian cancer on March 17, 2011.

9/11 tribute scheduled

The Elk’s Lodge on West State Street in Albion is holding a memorial tribute for the 12th anniversary of the fallen heroes of 9/11 at 10 a.m. on Sept. 11. Free refreshments will be available at the Lodge.

All American Legion Posts, VFW, military personnel, fire companies, police departments, sheriffs office employees, state police, and rescue squads in the county are welcome to attend.

A candlelight vigil is also scheduled at the Orleans County Court House at 6 p.m.

The event is sponsored by Orleans County American Legion, Community Action, and the Elk’s Lodge 1006.