By Sonja Cropper, Ripley Library –
On Saturday April 1, the Ripley Library will host a program that will focus on the 1937 & 1997 floods. As part of this program we are asking citizens to be involved. We are looking for pictures and stories. All pictures will be scanned and returned to you. If you have a story, but need someone to write it for you, we can arrange that.
We are not limiting this program to just the two floods. If you have pictures or stories you would like to share from any flood, we will gladly scan them and display them. There is little information or pictures of the 1945 flood.
This program is not just about Ripley. Brown County and our neighbors across the river will also be included.
The final schedule is not complete for the program. The program will start at noon and end at 5:00 p.m. The Annex, next door to the library, will be open during that time for viewing of the displays. Julie Reed with the National Weather Service and Ned Lodwick, local historian, are scheduled to speak. Complete schedule details will be available soon.
For questions or if you would like to schedule a time to scan your photos or have your story written, please call 937-392-4871. You can also contact us through Facebook www.facebook.com/Ripleyohiolibrary