On Wednesday, December 16, from 7 to 8:30 p.m., the Dan Pels Tell-Tale Show will feature Ms. Mary-Ann Westbrook. Jazz singer Lorale will perform and offer dance music to the story night. The event is free and open to the public at Daytona Beach Brewing Company, Unit N, 482 Fentress Blvd, Daytona Beach.
Ms. Westbrook will reveal her past life on the road—traveling in a Dodge Ram pickup truck that towed a 33’ Sunnybrook trailer and two Kawasaki 100 dirt bikes. “We sold our home in Buffalo, New York,” she says, “and drove for seven years including seven cross-country trips. We didn’t stop until my husband ran out of gas.” For those who’ve longed to hit the road, she will tell secrets of travel, and for those who have already been trailer travelers, she will give sympathy.
Ms. Westbrook, a long-time resident of Ormond Beach, was recently named Citizen of the Year in Community Cultural Areas for Volusia League of Cities. She is also President of the local Tomoka Poets Society; Secretary, Florida State Poets Association; Head Usher at the Peabody Auditorium in Daytona Beach; and Publicity Chairperson for the Happy Wanderers Walking Club which is the local chapter of American Volkssporting Association.