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Bonding over books
Lida Ludlow Reading Club celebrates 90th anniversary
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The Lida Ludlow Reading Club celebrates its 90th anniversary this year. Current members include, back row, from left, Nanette Brachear and Jean Tullet; fourth row, from left, Sue Curran and Donna Glynn; third row, from left, Dody Condon and Robbie Surlas; second row, from left, Martha Etter Luedeking, Helen Johnson and Diana Vance; an, in front, Pat Ottaway. Not pictured: Marilee Backstrand. - photo by Amanda Walker
MONROE — In October 1929, the same month as the infamous stock market crash that preceded the Great Depression, the Lida Ludlow Reading Club met in Monroe for the first time. Before it took the name of its illustrious founder, however, it was known simply as the Wednesday Reading Club. This month, the club’s current members are celebrating its 90th anniversary.

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