SPRINGVILLE—Former Springville resident Rick Iekel, author of the book "House with a Heart" will be the guest speaker at the Springville Concord Senior meeting, June 13. The meeting will be at 1:30 p.m. at the Springville Senior Center, 40 Commerce Drive.
Raised in the Town of Ashford, Iekel published “House with a Heart” in March 2017.
At the June 13 meeting, Iekel will share his early memories of Springville, his research efforts about the early days of the Town of Ashford and tales found within the pages of his book.
Family documents found in tucked away family files traced the ownership of his parents’ land back to 1854 and caused him to wonder what was it like when the Holland Land Company first opened. What did his childhood home look like in the beginning? From these questions comes the story of Michael and Sarah, the first owners of the property where Iekel grew up.