Clarice Peterson named KPL Friend of the Year
At its Annual Meeting, the Friends of the Kasson Public Library honored Clarice Peterson of Kasson with their 2018 Friend of the Year Award. Peterson is one of the most active members of that organization. She volunteers her time to support the many programs offered by the Kasson Library. These include the Summer Reading Program, the Coloring Club, and the Sewing Club. Peterson also provides behind the scenes clerical support to the staff of the library. When she's not at the library you will find Peterson donating her time and talents at the Kasson-Mantorville School as an assistant in the classroom. One of her hobbies is to collect broken or donated coloring crayons, remove the labels, and sort them by color. Then the crayons are recycled and sold and those funds are donated to the American Cancer Society. In the Friends organization Peterson has served on the Board of Directors as a Member-at-Large and currently as the Historian. She helps with fundraising efforts by organizing the magazine rack at the library and works at the Friends’ used book sales. Clarice is modest about her success and the ability to achieve this award. She credits her husband Lance for his support and the inspiration she receives from her two children and four grandchildren. Former Friend of the Year, Patricia Baldwin, presented the award and stated that Peterson truly exemplifies a Friend to the Kasson Public Library and her community.