'Runaway Amish Girl' visits Spring Grove
May 5, 2014
"As I got older, I realized that Amish life was not for me...(I) realized there was more out there, and I wanted to leave," said Emma Gingerich. This was just the beginning of her journey into the modern world.
Gingerich spoke to a crowd of about 80 Spring Grove residents and others from the surrounding communities on Thursday, April 23, during a question and answer session and book signing of her memoir, "Runaway Amish Girl: The Great Escape."
"I was mostly at home all the time; I didn't have the opportunity to get to know other people and branch myself out, so I worked on finding my way out (of the Amish community) for three years," Gingerich said.
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