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Greenville to send signed book to Sandy Hook Elementary School

Published 3:43pm Friday, January 18, 2013

Greenville will make its way to Connecticut through the pages of The Alabama Adventures of Walter & Wimbly.

The book was written by Montgomery writer and editor Jennifer Stewart and is based on two real cats that follow their best friends and next-door neighbors Walter and Wimbly on their mission to find each other again after Walter’s family moves away from Montgomery to Fairhope.

“I read the book and thought it was such a wonderful story of friendship and love,” said Francine Wasden, Greenville Area Chamber of Commerce executive director. “The book arrived at the Chamber office shortly after the tragedy occurred at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut, and I thought it would be wonderful to get people in our community to sign the inside of the book with their names and special messages to let the families and friends of those that lost loved ones know that we are thinking of them each and every day. We plan to send the book to the Sandy Hook Elementary Library so it can be enjoyed by the children there for many years to come.”

Greenville, Georgiana and Fort Deposit are highlighted in the book.

Part of the journey has one of the cats stopping in Greenville at a famous turkey restaurant (Bates House of Turkey) where he nabs a turkey sandwich before setting off on his journey again.

The orange cats stop at several other iconic Alabama landmarks along the way, including a pecan shop in Fort Deposit (Priester’s Pecans), Hank Williams’ boyhood home in Georgiana, a sausage factory in Evergreen, the courthouse in Monroeville and more.

Anyone interested in signing the book can stop by the Greenville Area Chamber of Commerce and do so. Wasden said the book will be mailed to Newtown, Conn., on Friday.

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