Jack Paton lived and worked in Middletown for many years as a writer, editor, reporter, teacher, and university administrator. His wife Sybil shared his fascination with people. His work reflected his fascination with people and the intricacies of their lives. They knew that “everyone has a story to tell,” and encouraged others to put these memories into words.
In their honor, the Friends of the Russell Library present an annual writing contest for people who lived or worked in Middletown. You must be over 18 years of age to enter.
This year, the theme is “Adventure.” Describe an escapade, journey, or quest that prompted exploration into new territory. All tales - real or imagined - are welcome, so long as they spark your inner adventurer.