I wanted to publicly thank everyone who made this year’s Friends of Howland Public Library fundraiser such a huge success! I am very proud to be part of a community that so enthusiastically supports its local library. It was truly a beautiful day – musician, authors, artists, storytellers, puppeteers, historians, poets and play writes all came together to donate their time and talents to a great cause: Six Stories Told, The Rivertown Kids, Princess Wow!, Roland Mousaa, Jonathan Kruk, Peter Ullian, Marika Blossfeldt, The Beacon Poets, The Rolling Players, The Beacon Children’s Choir, CharnanLewis and Kristie Nichole Phillipson .
FOHL is also incredibly grateful to the businesses in Beacon that gave so generously to the event: Beacon Bagel, Hudson Beach Glass, The Cup and Saucer, Beacon Barkery, Mountain Tops, Barefoot Books, Play, Kringle’s Christmas House, Sukothai, Key Food, Global Home, Echo, Beacon Yoga Center, Gormedibles, Ballet Arts Studio, The Beacon Theatre, Max’s On Main and Miss Vickie’s Music. Please go out of your way to support the businesses that support our community!
Finally, thank you to the unsung heroes that make the library work day in and day out: Director Phyllis Keaton, her truly amazing staff, and the Howland Library Board of Directors. A special thank you to Vickie Raabin for organizing the event.
Thank you to the folks who came, both young and younger. Your energy, generosity and enthusiasm were infectious. If you didn’t have a chance to stop by this year, put it on your calendars for 2013!