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Former WKTV anchor releases children's book 'The Little Lamp'

Dave Dellecese says he wanted to give children a message that everyone has a purpose.

Posted: Apr 16, 2019 5:58 PM
Updated: Apr 16, 2019 7:05 PM

UTICA, N.Y. -- A local author and former journalist is sharing his new book with children in Utica Tuesday.

You may recognize Dave Dellecese, he is a former anchor and reporter for WKTV.

Dellecese read his book 'The Little Lamp' to a crowd of children at the Children's Museum in Utica.

The book is about a lamp who shines bright for many years for a family. But a new lamp enters the house and "The Little Lamp" finds himself tossed to the curb, questioning his role in life.

Dellecese says he wanted to give children a message that everyone has a purpose.

“We go through all kinds of upheaval and changes in the span of our life whether it's a small child or teen, whether it's adult, whether it's a senior, and those upheavals can at times make us doubt ourselves and our purpose in this world. And I wanted to do something that reinforced to people that you matter that you have a reason for being here, and always remember that,” said Dave Dellecese.

Dellecese started drawing the lamp when he was just 8 years old and used that character to write the book.

You can find "The Little Lamp" at Barnes and Noble in New Hartford and on Amazon.com.

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