Angel in the Park is available directly through Jan or a number of online retailers.
From The Story
For I was hungry and you fed me; I was thirsty and you gave me
water…When you did it to these my brothers you were doing it to me…"
While sitting in church with her family, Sadie hears this scripture. On the way home from church on this bitterly cold and snowy night, Sadie sees a fire in the park and discovers for the first time that there are people who are without homes and who may be cold and hungry.
With her mother’s help, Sadie decides to take some food and a warm blanket to the park where she leaves them at the stone statue of an angel. The word is spread at school, and soon other children and adults in the community begin to do the same.
This is the story of a young child’s ability to make a difference in her community. By doing so, has Sadie actually served an angel in disguise?
Jan was born in Texas but moved to New Martinsville, West Virginia, where she went to Magnolia High School and then to West Virginia University. She has a bachelor's degree in elementary education, a master's degree in communication studies, and a master's degree in early intervention special education.
Jan owned and operated her own preschool for many years, then taught pre-kindergarten through first grade for Wetzel County Schools until retirement.
Jan has been married to Don for forty years. They have two adult children, a daughter-in-law, and two grandchildren. Jan is a frequent pianist and vocalist at her local church and enjoys quilting and reading!