Lit­tle Free Li­brary honors for­mer Pottstown woman

The Phoenix - - COMMUNITY - —Sub­mit­ted by Dena Wentz

There is a new Lit­tle Free Li­brary in Rich­mond, Vir­ginia, in mem­ory of Pottstown res­i­dent Ana Ravelo-Or­tiz. It was do­nated by her daugh­ter, Dena Wentz and her hus­band, of Rich­mond, to Hen­rico County Parks and Recre­ation. The grand open­ing cel­e­bra­tion in­cluded cup­cakes, sto­ry­time by two chil­dren’s au­thors, a book col­lec­tion and give­aways.

Ana Ravelo-Or­tiz was a res­i­dent of Pottstown for nearly 10 years be­fore she passed away un­ex­pect­edly from an acute ill­ness at only 59 years of age. She was a full-time teacher at Norristown

Mid­dle School. Ana came to the U.S. at age 14 and pur­sued her ed­u­ca­tion all the way to grad school. She raised three chil­dren as a sin­gle mother un­til she re­mar­ried a Pottstown res­i­dent and moved from Harrisburg to Pottstown. The goal is to re­mem­ber and honor her with this gift to pro­mote lit­er­acy, kind­ness and com­mu­nity.

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