The Pine Crest Book Club recently celebrated its eighth anniversary. Since the group’s first meeting in November 2010, it has met every third Tuesday of the month. Current members are Ann Jerdee, Helen VanAkkeren, Helen Jane Anschutz, Dianne Benishek, Delane Jome, Lorraine Bremer, Dorrie DeNoto and Jane Combs.
The book club began when a Pine Crest resident asked Jan Campbell, chair of the Friends of the Door County Libraries’ Walking Books program, whether someone would be available to lead an on-site book group. Dorothy Wickman thought it would be a worthwhile endeavor, and eight years later, she still believes that to be true.
Pine Crest Book Club members discuss books in all genres, as well as Door County Reads selections. They have kept the group vibrant for eight years because they appreciate the chance to participate in discussions filled with learning, laughter and sharing their experiences and personal history.