The Mazama Community Club hosted a memorial gathering last weekend for longtime Methow Valley News columnist (among many other things) Bob Spiwak, who died in 2020. Gloria Spiwak, Bob’s widow, organized the event, which drew dozens of family members and friends. In the photo at left, Gloria (on the right) greeted former Winthrop librarian Sally Portman. In addition to a tasty buffet, attendees could browse a representative collection or artifacts from Bob’s life, including many of his writings. The event moved outside to the Red McComb picnic pavilion, where a succession of speakers offered their special memories about Bob.
Photos by Don Nelson