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SPONSORED FEATURE Monument Testimonial Meg Edmonds: Legacy Librarian and Assisted Living Founder's Club Member Margaret Edmonds continues to live an active life with a heart of service, is still happening today, with participants in over 120 schools in the county questions from knowledge gained by reading the books. The Battle of the Books . Winning the Lewis-Palmer School District Hall of Fame Award in 2015 for all of But Meg has far more than just being a wife, mother and school librarian to claim. of mher infestphe for decadies sne's . Winning the Lewis,Palmer School District Hallof Fame Award in 2015 forall f that has been part a part of her lifestyle for decades. She's currently a resident of Bethesda Gardens Monument. She moved into the senior living community in 2017 as the third person to do so Columbine Circle women's group after deciding that she wanted a vibrant, cozy home where she didn't sewing comfort quilts for those in need through a group called Palmer Divide have to manage all the daily chores Blanket Brigade that go into keeping a home and garden. her efforts in District 38 She was a valued member at Little Log Church in Palmer Lake and a member of Meg retired as a school librarian in 1998, but her service didn't end. She has been Meg took action when she heard about a new assisted living community being built in Monument. She put her name on the wait list in 2017, when Bethesda Meg and her family have spent Gardens Monument was being built the bulk of their life in the Tri-Lakes area, which she says she considers 19 years into her retirement, and Meg knew that these years could be as fun and active as any other in the right environment. She was ready to give up the daily care of a home in exchange for vibrant social options and many other amenities. In fact, she became part of the Bethesda Gardens Monument Founder's Club as home. She and her husband originally moved to Palmer Lake in 1971, and have been here ever since. Her service in education in District 38 began with a volunteer opportunity at Palmer Lake Elementary, where her children attended school. It wasn't long before Meg's service, talent and passion for library science made an impression, When asked about her life at Bethesda Gardens two years after moving in, Meg and she was called to begin a career as a librarian in the school district. Until says, "I love it here. I like that it's a smaller community. I can go to church in my her retirement in 1998, Meg made her mark on the district. Some of her own home. And I don't have to cook or do laundry accomplishments include: the third person to move into the brand-new community Meg said she's made plenty of friends and always has someone to eat with and Starting four libraries in District 38 at Lewis-Palmer Elementary, Ray Kilmer something to do. There are always numerous activities going on. One of Megs Elementary, Grace Best Elementary, and Palmer Lake Elementary -working as the first librarian to automate the library systems, beginning in 1987 Starting Battle of the Books for fifth-graders in 1986, during which children read from a selection of 50 books and then play a Jeopardy-style game, answering favorite is working on puzzles. Meg recalled a recent event and stated, "Wanda and I were working on a puzzle so late the other night that the lights were shut off!" The light certainly hasn't been shut off on the life of Meg Edmonds, who continues to serve, laugh, love and live in her home at Bethesda Gardens BETHESDA GARDENS MONUMENT a Bethesda Senior Living Community 55 Beacon Lite Road, Monument CO 80132 BETHESDAGARDENSMONUMENT.COM