Some of life’s greatest pleasures can be found between the covers of a book, and Evergreen is rich in stories. Many here will say some of their favorite tales have been collected by columnist Hank Alderfer. Now, Alderfer’s columns have been used to create a new book – Yesteryear. You can hear portions of the book at a special reading and author signing Wednesday, August 23 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. The event will be at Augustana Elk Run, 31383 Frost Way in Evergreen. Music will be provided by John and Peter Neilson; wine, cheese and chocolate will be served.
Alderfer’s vast knowledge of Evergreen’s residents helped him create intriguing stories about local ranchers, families, and Jefferson County life. He received the Evergreen 2010 Leader of the Year Award for demonstrating creative and innovative solutions to community issues in the mountain area. Other distinguished authors represented at the reading will include the following:
- Upper Side of the Pie Crust by Margaret V. Bentley, presented by Elaine Hayden, Jefferson County Historical Society, Evergreen Mountain Area
- Evergreen Colorado by Mary Ellen Crain, presented by Elaine Hayden, Jefferson County Historical Society, Evergreen Mountain Area
- Jefferson County Colorado: A Unique and Eventful History and Lariat Loop by Carole Lamond
- Secrets of Elk Creek, Shaffer's Crossing, Staunton State Park and Beyond by Bonnie Scudder
- Evergreen by John Steinle, former Director of Hiwan Homestead Museum
- Evergreen Our Mountain Community by Barb and Eugene Sternberg, presented by their daughter, Jennie Boone
- Things That Last When Gold Is Gone: Anne Evans Colorado's Forgotten Cultural Pioneer by Barbara Sternberg, presented by her daughter, Jennie Boone
- Portraits of Preservation by Mike Strunk, presented by Hank and Barbie Alderfer
“So many people love stories about our Evergreen community and want to know more,” says Augustana Elk Run Executive Director Rita Waxon. “The insights of the local authors at the reading shed light not only on the past, but on how we view the present.”
The event is free of charge and books will be available for sale and for autographs. For more information, please call Kristina at 303-679-8777 X1604.