As president of The Friends of the Aldrich Public Library in Barre, I would like to express my thanks to all who helped make our Winter Dinner and Auction such a success. We exceeded the proceeds from last year! Once again, Barre came through for our library! It was a different venue and a different menu, but the feeling of camaraderie, excitement and stimulating company was still present. I thank the Elks Club for all their cooperation, Dave Sanguinetti for his lively role as auctioneer, Lee Bonamico who helped with all the computer work, all the Friends who spent many hours organizing and soliciting auction items. Many many thanks to all the merchants who so generously donated to the event.
The Friends were happy and honored to dedicate the evening to the memory of our dear friend and chef, Chet Briggs. He would be very pleased to know that his tradition of a Winter Banquet is being carried on.
As usual, all the proceeds go to the library: we donate funds for the purchase of books, DVDs, we support the Summer Children’s Reading Program, the YA Graphic Novel Group, the monthly Book Group, the Arts and Crafts Program, the Senior Days and the Authors at the Aldrich Summer Series.
Our next event is our Spring Book Sale to be held in the Milne Room at the library on April 25th and 26th. Please plan to buy your next “stash” of books, and be all ready for the warm weather! We have lots to choose from.
Thank you for your support of our wonderful local library.
President, Friends of the Aldrich Public Library
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