To the Editor:
The Elizabeth Taber Library’s special events committee – Roxanne Dunlop, Kathleen Reed, Lynn Crocker, Asha Wallace, Libby O’Neill and Jacqueline Carroll – would like to extend our gratitude to all who contributed to August’s social bridge tournament. We could have never accomplished this event without the direction of Linda Elliott, who is especially talented at organizing and scoring bridge games.
From the smiling and skilled bridge players to generous donors and volunteers who helped to make this first bridge tournament fundraising event such a huge success, we thank you.
Many local businesses such as Spirits, Top of the Hill Liquors and Eden florist and garden shop made food, prizes, and decorative donations that contributed to our success. We could not have accommodated such a large group without the use of equipment loaned to us by the BYC, Sippican Women’s Club and the Sippican Tennis Club. It was such an endearing experience for the committee to have so much support from this exceptional community.
This event raised a total of $2,575 dollars which was twice as much as our goal. The money raised will afford the library three new museum passes. Patrons will soon be able to check out passes to the Roger Williams Zoo, Plimoth Plantation and the Providence Children’s Museum. By adding these passes to the collection, the Elizabeth Taber Library intends to further enrich its patrons by decreasing the cost of these educational experiences. In addition to this, the library plans to purchase two new shelving carts that will be used for collection maintenance projects, sorting and shelving existing books, and processing new books.
Due to a great deal of positive feedback and encouragement from participants, we plan to repeat the event next year. In the meantime, we welcome you to enjoy the new passes, to visit the library and join our emailing list to be informed about our programs and new services.
Elizabeth Taber Special Events Committee
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