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Valerie Weaver sits in the Walla Walla odd Fellow's library, which she helped reorganize. She also is a key volunteer for the local American Association of University Women's annual book sales. She recently received a Senior Star Award from the Aging Services of Washington for her volunteer work.

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Love of books carry volunteer through life's ups, downs

Walla Walla's Valerie Weaver has received a statewide senior volunteer award.

When Valerie Weaver was a young girl her parents, both teachers, made it a point to take weekly family trips to the library. “Every Monday night we went to the public library and read books. Daddy knew where he wanted to go, Mom knew where she wanted to go and us kids went to our own sections,” she said. “I can’t remember when books weren’t a part of our lives.” Little did she know then that many years later and half a continent away her volunteer work in Walla Walla with the American Association of University Women, which conducts and annual sale of used books to raise scholarship funds, would garner statewide recognition.

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