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The Donora Public Library is now accepting submissions for the next volume of ‘People of Donora’.

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The two-volume set will be a compilation of biographies of men and women who helped establish Donora as the “Home of Champions.” Members of the public are welcome to submit a one-page biography and accompanying photograph for consideration by a library review board. The board reserves the right to edit submissions for clarity, length and appropriate content.

Compiled and researched by Donora native and long-time educator Dr. Charles Stacey, the collection is the product of research and memories and highlights those current and former Donoran’s who achieved status in the fields of science and medicine, community service, religion, education, business and industry, athletics and the arts. People of Donora, Vol. 1 included stories of the lives of people such as athletes Stan Musial and Ken Griffey, educators Dr. Wade Wilson and Mrs. Doris Wade, and the military’s Brig. General William Jones and Ernest Jobes, the first Donoran to give his life during WWI.

When submitting a biography, please include the following information:

• the person’s full name, dates of birth/death,

• notable ancestors,

• residence/neighborhood,

• experiences while living in Donora such as schools, church, employment, community involvement

• brief anecdotes reflecting that person’s character and connections to Donora

• A photograph or electronic image reflective of that person’s accomplishments

Neatly handwritten biographies will be accepted, but typed or electronic files are preferred. Include your name and contact information. Biographies selected for Volume II will be credited to the person submitting the material.

Submissions can be dropped off or mailed to the Donora Public Library, 510 Meldon Avenue, Donora Pa 15033 or emailed to librarian@donoralibrary.com. Copies of People of Donora, Vol. 1 can be obtained at the Donora Public Library or ordered from our web site.

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