Your Friends Board
To accomplish our mission the Friends are committed to providing
used books for the public, underwriting materials purchases, and
children's programs; and by supporting the library monetarily in
A Board Member should be able to attend meetings (2nd Tues of every
other month), help with decision making about how FPAL can help
the Pace library (funds and other), and help with Alyssa’s
Book Sale, and/or the Annual Book Sale at Pace First Methodist Church.
If you are interested, we would love to hear from you. Please
These are the Movers and Shakers of the Board of the Friends
of the Pace Library:
President: Mary Jane Yarrington retired in 1986 after
35 years of Federal government employment. She then went to work
senior policy analyst for the National Committee to Preserve
Social Security and Medicare, a position she held for 29 and
a half years before retiring in April 2016. She is a member of
St. Rose of Lima parish and is active in the St. Rose Ladies
Society. She is a member of the Pennsacola Quilt Guild and participates
in Guild community projects. .
Vice-President: Jennifer Richardson has been married to her husband
Jim for nineteen years. They have two active boys, James 14, and
Jacob 12. Jennifer is an internal medicine physician assistant
and has been in private practice for 17 years. She enjoys spending
time with her family, traveling to places she has never been, and
loves living in and enjoying the community of Pace.
Secretary: Amy Brinkerhoff
Treasurer: Ferryn Twarkins is
a retired elementary principal, a member of the Gulf Coast Knitters
organist and Sunday School teacher, and the proud grandmother of
two little boys and two teenagers!
Ann Callender was raised in New York. She
traveled extensively with her career naval officer husband before
going to work for Exxon Corporation in Pensacola. She eventually
retired in 2005 as the Director of Purchasing at NAS Pensacola. Her
former volunteer work includes the League of Women Voters and teaching
the blind how to swim. She has three grown children. Her goal for
the near future is to read more books not just magazines or newspapers.
Mary Green practiced Dental Hygiene
for 19 years, worked 7 years with her husband in their business.
granddaughter and has been retired since 1990. Keeping up with the
stock market is their main hobby now. Mary likes to knit, garden,
cook and most
Holly Kirby is a recent transplant to the Florida
panhandle, and the Pace community. She has been married for 11
years to hubby
Brian, and is a stay at home mom to twin 8 year old girls.
Lynne Oswald .
Tom Twarkins is a retired middle school
teacher, who loves working outdoors with plants. Tom is the
previous owner of an educational materials publishing business
and loves to travel and meet new
Pat Watson was born, raised and married in Pensacola,
spent 43 years in California; returned in 2004 to call Pace home.
She retired in 1998 as Human Resources Administrator and Assistant
to the HR Director at the University of San Diego (having specialized
in budget and risk management). Pat and Hugh have been married
62 years and have been blessed with five children and six grandchildren.
They enjoy travel, especially to visit the grandkids, and taking
an occasional cruise!
Board Member Forms
The annual meeting of the Friends of the Pace Area Library is
held in February/March of each year. The Friends Board meets every
other month. The Friends Members include seniors and retirees,
mothers of young children, students, and representatives of businesses.
We are a pro-active, committed group who love libraries!