August 22, 2016 –
Please plan to join Vail Public Library on Monday, Aug. 22, 5:30 pm in our Fireside Lounge for a ribbon cutting ceremony as we dedicate the library’s Mountaineering Collection in honor of Dick Pownall, long time Vail resident and member of the First Americans on Everest Expedition in 1963. Our special guests, Dick Pownall and his wife, Mary Pownall, will be joined by local mountaineering enthusiasts Fred Wolfe, Ellen Miller, Dr. Jon Kedrowski, Eric Alexander, and, Dr. Tracee Metcalfe, to name a few. Many of these individuals will plan to say a few words in honor of Dick. There will be a reception to follow in the library’s Community Room.