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Skippy visits Lansing for book signing

by Melanie Jongsma

LANSING, Ill. (October 20, 2019) – Autumn Fest was not the only event in Lansing last weekend. A couple miles northwest of Fox Pointe, at the Paws ‘n Play dog park, Skippy and his owner Ed Trevino were meeting people and signing books on Saturday, October 12. Trevino, a former Lansing resident, wrote a book about the process he went through to rescue Skippy.

Park Board Commissioners Karen Adams, Bob Tropp (left), and Jim Long (far right), and Park District Athletics Coordinator Celestra Warren met Ed Trevino (center) and Skippy at the book signing. (Photo provided)
Books were available for purchase and signing at the event. (Photo: Jim Long)
When Author Ed Trevino approached the Lan-Oak Park District about hosting a book signing event at the dog park, they welcomed the idea and promoted it with a banner on the dog park fence. (Photo: Melanie Jongsma)
Skippy remains unfazed by the activity surrounding her celebrity status. (Photo: Jim Long)
Skippy greets a fan at the book signing event. (Photo: Melanie Jongsma)
During the book signing, the dog park was open for members to enjoy. Member Peter Hansen (left) purchased a book on his way out of the park that afternoon. (Photo: Melanie Jongsma)

Trevino’s book is title Skippy’s Rescue: An Easter Island Adventure. Published by Page Publishing, Inc., it is available at bookstores everywhere, or online at:


Melanie Jongsma
Melanie Jongsma
Melanie Jongsma grew up in Lansing, Illinois, and believes The Lansing Journal has an important role to play in building community through trustworthy information.