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Kent 50 Plus Program presents Judy Rantz Willman, daughter of Joe Rantz, featured in the “The Boys in the Boat”

A daughter remembers, an exclusive workshop by Judy Rantz Willman

Post Date:07/06/2018 12:56 p.m.

Judy Rantz WillmanThe Kent 50 Plus Program’s Expanding Your Mind series presents A Daughter Remembers, an exclusive workshop by Judy Rantz Willman, daughter of Joe Rantz, whose life was chronicled in the New York Times bestseller “The Boys in the Boat” by Daniel James Brown. 

Judy will talk about her role in the “birth” of the book, share some stories about her father, and speculate on why the book has had such a powerful effect on people. Her talk will be accompanied by vintage slides and footage of the actual race when the University of Washington’s eight-man crew beat the heavily-favored Germans in Hitler’s 1936 Olympics in Berlin.

The session will be held on Friday, August 3, 2018 from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Kent Senior Activity Center, 600 East Smith Street, Kent, WA  98030. There is no charge but space is limited so pre-registration is highly suggested. For more information or to pre-register, call 253-856-5164 and ask for Class #65919.

Kent is the sixth largest city in Washington with a population over 128,000. A culturally-rich destination, Kent features captivating neighborhoods, award-winning parks, exceptional school districts and nationally accredited police and fire departments. In recent years, Kent has experienced impressive economic growth, and is nationally known as a prime location for manufacturing. For more information, visit
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