|L-R – Henry Brand, JoAnn Brandt, Sylvia D. Clark, daughter Camille Clark Ball and Robert E. Clark|
The crowd gathered to honor them included family members, headquarters staff members and librarians from all five counties in our library system: Attala, Winston, Leake, Montgomery and Homes. Library Executive Director Richard O. Greene and former Assistant Director, Linda Milner, highlighted each inductee from past years. Included in the honors are Winston County Librarians Doris Suber, Maxine McNeil and former Winston County Library Board of Trustee member of 32 years, Doris Ward.
Former Winston County Librarian Rhonda Porter and current Winston County Library Board of Trustee/MidMississippi Regional Library System Board of Trustee President presented the award to JoAnn and Sylvia and introduced them to the crowd. “JoAnn and Sylvia join a long list of distinguished Wall of Fame inductees, and I am so pleased to see them honored in this way,” commented librarian Beth Edwards. “They deserve this honor for their over 32 years of continuous service to this library.” The inductees were earlier honored with the Ruby Asaaff Award at the Mississippi Library Association annual conference in Vicksbury, MS, which is presented to outstanding Friends of the Library members for their extraordinary service to their library.