Euphoria Rivers – Facts and Figures

Euphoria Dubonnet Rivers was born in 1948, in Quonsettville, Vermont.

She is pictured (right), in her garden on W. Robespierre Street in Quonsett Cascade.

She lived in Quonsettville until she married Preston Penrose (“P. P.”) Rivers in 1970, when the couple moved to Burlington, Vermont.

The couple have 3 children: Cynthia, known as “Cissy” (b. 1972); Preston Jr., known as “Pres” (pron. Press) (b. 1974); and Garforth, known as “Gary” (b. 1976).

Euphoria and P.P. have six grandchildren, including Preston III, born in _____.

Euphoria was a homemaker until she established the Li’l Twirler Dance Academy in 1979 in Burlington, although she had no training in dance beyond a one-time subscription to the New York City Ballet and semi-regular attendances at local folk dancing events.

Once her children were off her hands, Euphoria went to college, earning a Master of Library Information and Science by correspondence, from Tawahus University, graduating in 2000.

2008 was a big year for Euphoria. She was given the position as Chief Librarian at the Quonsettville Municipal Library, returned to live in her home town, and celebrated her 60th birthday.

She has always been a pillar of her local community but as her older sister Euphratia LaBeau once said, “Be warned: my sister will bend over backwards for you but back her into a corner and she will come out all guns blazing.”

Euphoria’s younger sister Eugenica Hunnicutt was probably less kind in her appraisal.

Euphoria currently drives a faded champagne pink 2013-model Dodge Dart.

Euphoria teaches 2 dance classes to adults and seniors at the LaChute Community Center.

Below is an article from the local newspaper, about Euphoria’s appointment as Municipal Chief Librarian.


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