Judge Handley Focus of Final Centennial Program

Looking for something to do next week? The Handley Library will host their last annual program leading up to their 100th anniversary celebration on Wednesday, August 15, at 7 p.m.

When Judge John Handley made his will in 1890, there were only a handful of public libraries in Virginia, and none west of the Blue Ridge. His gifts for the establishment of Handley Library and Handley High School received attention of big-city newspapers and made Winchester famous.

Former Winchester Schools Superintendent Dennis Kellison and Handley Library Executive Assistant Pat Ritchie will discuss Handley, his life, and how his gifts affected the people of Winchester. The program is free and open to the public and will be held in Handley Library auditorium. Refreshments will be served.