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Wakefield library honors Eugene Maki

 

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The Wakefield Public Library staff pose for a photo at an open house for Eugene Maki Sunday afternoon. The event was held in honor of Maki's 50 years of service on the library board. Pictured are, from left, library director Denise Engel, new board president Lisa Hewitt, board member Bella Schroeder, secretary Pam Bachand and board member Betty Best, with Maki front and center.

WAKEFIELD - The Wakefield Public Library held an open house for former library board president Eugene Maki Sunday afternoon.

Maki served as board president for 50 years, until this past winter when he decided to step down from the position.

"Well, I want to give somebody else a chance," said Maki, "I'll miss everything they have and the people who work here."

"I'll miss his leadership and knowledge of not just our library, but all libraries," said library director Denise Engel. "He's the library's biggest supporter."

"This is a nice library; there isn't much they don't have," Maki said.

Cake and hot cocoa were served at the event.

For more information, call 906-229-5236 or visit joomla.uproc.lib.mi.us/wakefield.