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Thank you to those who made contributions to Ft. Plain Library

On behalf of Fort Plain Free Library staff and members of the Board of Trustees, I would like to express my deepest appreciation to all of the local businesses, families, and individuals who made contributions in support of our specialty basket raffles and our holiday open house on Dec. 1. Despite the winter storm that socked the area that day, the event was a success.

Those raffles, in combination with a subsequent fundraiser featuring drawings for quilt barn trail signs by Fulton Montgomery Quilt Barn Trail founder Liz Argotsinger and a final themed basket, generated over $1,600 for the library’s operating budget. The operating budget is used for the purchase of books, materials and supplies; the facilitation of adults’ and children’s programming such as the Summer Reading Program, book discussions, and workshops; normal operating expenses; and the like.

I would especially like to acknowledge the generous donations from the many local businesses that contributed to the event. Additionally, we would like to thank the families and individuals who made contributions: Sally Taylor, Pat Armitstead, Pat Austin, Dick Solberg, Christopher Krug, Phyllis Duffy, Maggie Ahrens, Bev Brown, Eileen and Fred Chambers, Kenya Dillenbeck, Bill and Linda Eggleston, Luanne Fisher, Linda Hudyncia and family, Joan Caska, Liz Argotsinger, Wayne Goodrow, Joyce Harrington, Irene Mello, Joe and Melissa Palmeri, Phyllis and Ed Reese, Emily Shaffer, Terry Potoczny, Sylvia McClellan, Jim and Mary Failing, Ali MacDonald, Hannah Gies, Vanessa Miner, the Canajoharie-Fort Plain Garden Club, Minden Highway Superintendent Joe Hanifin, students and teachers of the Harry Hoag Elementary School Morning Program, members of our Creative Textile Fibers group and the Writers at Fort Plain, our dedicated teen helpers, and all who baked cookies or volunteered their assistance in other ways.

Because of your support, the library’s open house and fundraisers were a huge success. Thank you.

WHITNEY HUBBARD, director

Fort Plain Free Library

Fort Plain

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