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|Library's Silent Auction 2004|
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|Posted by:||Apr 5th 2004, 06:05:37 pm|
|Judy|| Harbour Island's second silent auction, "Taste of the Island" was lovely. Attendance was up, the restaurants and chef's outdid themselves in providing their food, and the support for the library was incredible. Persons from Alaska, Vermont, France, Texas, Florida, - from all over - shared in the evening and expressed their love of books and appreciation for libraries. Mr. Cooper, our Administrator, and Mrs. Knowles, Chief Counsellor, highlighted the evening with their attendance speaking with everyone one- on- one and sharing in the library's success to date. Martin Grant graciously came forth at the last minute as Auctioneer, standing in for Ricky Mackey who was weathering a terrible case of flu. The evening wasn't the same without Ricky's enthusiasm. However, we owe Martin, along with Eardly and Rocky who provided delightful gospel and old Bahamian background music, kudos and a "heartfelt" thank you's for their contributions to the evening.
Coral Sands Beach Bar , again, provided the perfect setting for the auction. Our proceeds for the evening totaled $6,200. All of this will go towards air conditioning the building, constructing furniture for the North Wing, and, of course, for building the collection of books and materials. It will take many years to really "build a collection" of books. This we know takes time, a great deal of research, and much listening to the people to achieve.
The Friends of the Library thanks everyone who donated - the generous items for auctioning, food for tasting, the many volunteers, the management of Coral Sands along with and all those who attended and joined in the bidding and fun. The fundraiser was a success and the "thanks" must be shared by everyone. This is a charming island - restoring it's library will only add to the charm and preserve its heritage. Together we will continue to do so.
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