MAJOR DONATION TO LANCASTER LIBRARY PROJECT
The building and renovation project for
the Schreiner Memorial Library has
received another major donation.
Doctor Van Elston and his wife,
Mary McIntyre-Elston have donated
$100,000 to the project. The donation is
in honor of Dr. Elston’s mother, Anne C. Elston.
Both Dr. Elston and his wife are graduates
of Lancaster High School. Elston remembers
his days as a boy in Lancaster and playing in
Ryland Park, and going to the library when
it was the Ryland House. He says the library
was very important to his mother, and that
she worked behind the scenes to create the
library the city has today.
Dr. Elston says he and his wife still regard
Lancaster as their home. They currently
live in La Crosse.