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Local author Cheri Okonski, of Stevensville, has recently released a new children’s book, “The Secret of Gumper the Rabbit.” She also drove a bus for Lakeshore Public Schools for two-and-a-half years before stopping in December

STEVENSVILLE — Cherie Okonski of Stevensville has worn many hats during her life – mother, wife, author and artist.

But perhaps the most surprising hat she has worn is one as a school bus driver. She drove a bus for Lakeshore Public Schools for two-and-a-half years before stopping in December to finish a book she wrote and illustrated, “The Secret of Gumper the Rabbit,” a children’s book which was released in October.

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Local author Cheri Okonski, of Stevensville, has recently released a new children’s book, “The Secret of Gumper the Rabbit.”

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Author and artist Cheri Okonski, of Stevensville, works with acrylic in many of her paintings and in pencil in the release of her new book, “The Secret of Gumper the Rabbit.”

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Staff Writer at The Herald-Palladium