VIP: Helen Ebersole

Honoring Helen on Her 99th Birthday

Helen had been an incredible asset to our area for many years and we would like to honor her with a card shower.  Please send cards to Helen Ebersol 18 Walnut St. Lakewood, NY 14750. 

For those of you who may not know Helen, let me share a few of her many accomplishments. Helen is an author with many newspaper and magazine articles to her credit. She has written at least 4 books about Jamestown and the Chautauqua area. Book titles include: Trolleys of Jamestown and Chautauqua Lake, Electricity and Politics in Jamestown 1891-1931, Chautauqua Lake Hotels and the very recently published An Impressive Record: Jamestown Journal-1826 to 1941. All are well researched and written and available at the Fenton Gift Shop. 

Helen was born in born and raised in Ohio. She attended College at Juniata College, Huntingdon, PA, where she earned her teaching certificate and a degree in English. She eventually settled in Lakewood with her husband and four children in 1963 where she quickly became involved in the community. One of her major accomplishments was directing the Capital Campaign that raised $800,000 for the renovation of the Lakewood Memorial Library. She served as the Lakewood Historian beginning in 1993.

Fenton History Center was the beneficiary of her time and energies for many years and in many capacities. She somehow found time to serve with many other community organizations including in Southwestern Central School Board, Jamestown Community Concert Board, Chautauqua County Arts Council, Creche, Chautauqua County Planning Board, the United Way of Southern Chautauqua, and Lakewood Memorial Library Board of Trustees. Helen has truly lived a remarkable life of service. 

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