Letter: Morinville Community Library grateful for strong community support

On behalf of the Morinville Public Library Board, community library staff and our patrons, we would like to thank all of those who supported our library’s first Jail and Bail fundraiser. Because of the generosity of our 12 accused who donated their name, time and connections, and the dozens of residents and visitors who donated financially to our event, the library was able to raise $3700 to fund library programing in 2015.

The Morinville Community Library has been growing along with our community the past few years, expanding its hours of operation as well as our offerings during those hours. Your support of our fundraising initiative will ensure that quality programs continue and new ones are developed to meet community interests and needs.

Our thanks to those who were willing to be locked up: Mayor Lisa Holmes, Board Chair Stephen Dafoe, Vice Chair Keith Norris, Library Council Rep Brennan Fitzgerald, Higher Grounds Manager Crystal Terhorst, Councillors Nicole Boutestein, Rob Ladouceur and Gord Putnam, Library Manager Isabelle Cramp, musicians Paul Smith and David LeBel, and cartoonist Bruce Humen. We could not have done it without you.

We would also like to thank the Morinville Festival Society for allowing us to be part of their Food and Jam Festival in St. Jean Baptiste Park Oct. 4 and to Allen Jacobson and other Town of Morinville Community Services staff for letting us set up shop during the Town’s Oktoberfest event Oct. 3. Your partnership and support is appreciated.

But mostly we thank those who dug into their pockets to support the cause. Though the money will go a long way towards supporting our upcoming programing, knowing that so many value the importance of libraries means more to us than you can ever know.

Thank you one and all.

The Morinville Public Library Board

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