Sunday, January 30, 2011
Mechanicsburg ~ Postcard History Series
We're happy to introduce the latest publication authored by a Reppert family member... this one has been compiled by dear old Dad, Byron L. Reppert. A past mayor of Mechanicsburg and local historian, over the years dad has compiled a collection of postcards pertaining to Mechanicsburg and local environs, and has published this interesting postcard book following the guidelines of Arcadia Publishing. Each postcard includes historical data and shares the development of the borough through these snapshots, confirming the town motto, Mechanicsburg - a good place to live, then and now. This recent book signing was held at Civil War & More in downtown Mechanicsburg earlier this month. Several other book signings have been scheduled and include Sat. Feb 5, 1 - 3 pm at the Mechanicsburg Museum , Wed. Mar 2, 7 pm at the Mechanicsburg Library, Sun. Mar 13, 1 - 3 at the Village Artisans in Boiling Springs, and Sat. Mar 16, 1 - 3 at the Cumberland County Historical Society in Carlisle. There will be an Author's Reception on Sunday, April 10, 1 - 4 pm at Sweet Remembrances.
Several press releases have featured this new publication. Joseph Cress of The Carlisle Sentinel interviewed the author recently, and Roger Quigley of The Patriot News did so also.
The book is available at The Rosemary House and several locations throughout town. It is also available by mail from the publisher. All of the author's royalties from the sale of this book will be placed into the Bertha and Byron L. Reppert Scholarship Fund, established in 2001 by their four daughters, in memory of Bertha Reppert and to honor Byron L. Reppert on the occasion of his 80th birthday. The scholarship is awarded annually to two Mechanicsburg Senior High School students who demonstrate an interest in political science, history, horticulture, or journalism.