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F.C. Story Time Event to Remember Activist ‘Cay’ Wiant

wiantThe Mary Riley Styles Public Library in Falls Church announced it will hold a special story time to honor the late Catherine “Cay” Wiant, a former F.C. City Public Schools teacher and longtime community activist who died in July of last year.

 

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Catherine “Cay” Wiant

The Mary Riley Styles Public Library in Falls Church announced it will hold a special story time to honor the late Catherine “Cay” Wiant, a former F.C. City Public Schools teacher and longtime community activist who died in July of last year.

The story time, co-sponsored by the F.C. Village Preservation and Improvement Society (VPIS), will feature well-known storyteller Megan Hicks of Fredericksburg. Wiant, who lost her battle with brain cancer at the age of 64, served with VPIS while participating in many Arbor Day tree planting efforts and ceremonies.

It was reported in Wiant’s obituary last year that she began performing as a professional storyteller in 1977 and, for nine years, presented shows at various schools in the Washington, D.C. area, including the Smithsonian Institution and at the Wolf Trap International Children’s Festival.

“Since returning to teaching in 1986 in the F.C. City Public Schools, she continued to tell stories in F.C.’s Cherry Hill Farmhouse every Halloween and Valentine’s Day,” it went on to say.

The free story time event in Wiant’s memory will be held Nov. 17 at 7 p.m. at Mary Riley Styles Public Library (120 N. Virginia Ave., Falls Church). All are welcome to attend this public event. For more information, call the Youth Services desk at 703-248-5034.

 

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