Hillsboro Trio offers a new Christmas book

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Dr Patty Whitworth, Jean Mehochko and Barb Hewitt, all of Hillsboro, are excited to kick off the holiday season again with their new book, A light for Luna. The book, written by Dr. Whitworth, is a precursor to Imagine Hillsboro’s upcoming Christmas A Storybook festival on Saturday, December 4.

A light for Luna tells the story of a young fawn, Luna, and his friend Rudy, son of the beloved reindeer Rudolph. The whimsical story, in verse, takes place at Bremer Sanctuary in Hillsboro.

Illustrator Jean Mehochko captures the shrine perfectly, and local readers will recognize many familiar landmarks depicted in the pages of the book.

This is the fourth book by Whitworth, Mehochko and book publisher Hewitt. Each of the vacation stories takes place in Hillsboro around Christmas time. The mayor’s magic represents a foggy Christmas on Main Street. Sammy’s Secret takes readers to many of the city’s historic sites, including Hillsboro High School, Historic Courthouse, Red Rooster, Blackman-Evans House, and Harkey House. A Treemendous Tale highlights the Storybook Christmas festival and takes place in the historic courthouse plaza.

“I have spent a lot of time at the Bremer shrine this year, finding the perfect sets for the story of Luna and Rudy,” Mehochko said. “I am delighted that readers see the shrine highlighted in this year’s book.”

A light for Luna can be purchased at Newspaper and The Dressing Room, both in Hillsboro. The book costs $ 5 and there are even a few copies of a Tale Treemendous still available for purchase.

Proceeds from the book will benefit Imagine Hillsboro and Bremer Sanctuary.


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