Autumn Leaf Festival

Pam Selker Rak brings her books to Clarion for the annual Autumn Leaf Festival’s Craft Day.

Along with its status as a county seat and home to a state university, Clarion Borough can lay claim to being, as Pam Selker Rak described it, a nice little town.

That’s her overarching memory of growing up there, about a hundred miles from her current home in Peters Township, amid a series of tree-lined streets laid out in a grid near the river for which the borough is named.

Christmas Treedition

Author Pam Selker Rak says of illustrator Susan Vincent: “She brings the whole story to life visually, to appeal to children.”

Book signing

Pam Selker Rak signs copies of her first children’s book, “Sassafras Tea.”

Pam Selker Rak

Pam Selker Rak is a Peters Township resident and business owner.

Multimedia Reporter

Staff writer Harry Funk, a professional journalist for three-plus decades, has been on the staff of The Almanac since 2015. He has a bachelor’s degree in journalism and master of business administration, both from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

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