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Anchor Cheryl Wills Reads From Her New Book In Mount Vernon

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MOUNT VERNON, N.Y. — NY1 reporter and on-air personality Cheryl Wills will read from her new children's book, "The Emancipation of Grandpa Sandy Wills” on Monday, Feb. 15 at Wartburg Adult Day Services Center in Mount Vernon.

The book is a powerful tale about her enslaved ancestor who fought for his freedom as a soldier during the Civil War. In a one-of-a-kind illustrated children’s book for all ages that’s based on a true story. The event starts at 1:45 p.m.

Young readers will be captivated by the emotional narrative, which is spun from her real- life career as a television anchor who researches what turns out to be her biggest scoop ever: tracking down her great-great-great grandfather Sandy Wills.

Wills is an anchor and senior reporter for Time Warner Cable’s flagship national news network, NY1. She is the Founder and Commander of the New York State Chapter of the Sons & Daughters of the United States Colored Troops, a national organization based in Washington, DC. With that platform, she teaches children of all ages about the contributions of the 200,000 black soldiers who fought during the Civil War.

RSVP to JoAnn McGraw by phone at 914-513-5128 or via e-mail at

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Wartburg Adult Day Services Center is located at One Wartburg Place.

Wartburg offers integrated, comprehensive senior care services. Unlike conventional retirement communities, it provides a wide range of services to both residents living on campus and people in their own homes.

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