BEMUS POINT - A local woman is helping her late mother's legacy live on in the form of a recently published cookbook.
Cheryl Shephard, a Bemus Point resident, has just published a cookbook which is a collection of her mother's recipes as well as many of her own, as well as some from friends.
"One of my mother's greatest gifts that she gave to her three daughters was her joy of cooking and baking," said Shephard.
Cheryl Shepard sits in the Bemus Point Library and holds a photograh of her mother. Shepard cites her mother as her inspiration for the cookbook.
Shephard, who made a living as an elementary school teacher, would often come home to a hungry family of seven. All of the recipes now published in her cookbook served her family well and have passed the test of time. According to Kathleen McCarthy, director of the Bemus Point Library, the reader will find them easy to follow and family friendly.
Shephard will be autographing copies of her cookbook at the Bemus Point Library on Thursday at 7 p.m. She is donating a portion of her sales to the Alzheimer's Association of Western New York. She cites her mother as her inspiration to do so, as Ms. Lucy Bainbridge was in the late states of Alzheimer's Disease when Shephard got the idea to collect the recipes.
Cookbooks will be available for sale the night of the signing, and cookies and coffee will be served.
Shephard is also donating a giveaway basket the night of the signing with proceeds going to the Bemus Point Library. Giveaway tickets are $1 each.
The event is free and open to the public.
Any questions about the event can be directed to the Bemus Point Library at 386-2274.