Library event raises $28,000
GLOVERSVILLE – The Friends of the Gloversville Public Library’s fundraiser on Sept. 22 raised more than $28,000, a news release said.
The money will help pay for the library’s window renovation project, the news release said.
Lynn Kicinski, co-chairwoman of the event, Celebration, and a Friends board member, expressed appreciation to this year’s underwriters: David and Ann Lee Clough; the Kiernan Family; Robert and Carol Maider; Christine and David Pesses; Paulette S. Politsch; the Taylor Family Foundation; Ellen Wood; and Ron and Sam Zimmerman, The Mohawk Valley Group, Morgan Stanley.
“We are truly fortunate to have such wonderful people in Fulton County willing to support our community spaces. This year’s, theme Celebrating the People of the Adirondacks embraces celebrating these benefactors and thanking them for all they have done for our library and our community,” Kicinski said in the news release.
The event at the library included a basket raffle, which included 25 baskets donated by members of the Friends and the community, and a silent auction, where 22 items were up for bid.
Union Hall Inn catered the Celebration and Pat Beck served as mistress of ceremonies.
Kerry Brunner of the Sophisticats provided live music.
Flower arrangements were provided by Kingsboro Garden Club.
Robison & Smith donated the table linens. Linda Hinkle of Linda Hinkle Graphic Design donated the event’s logo, posters, invitations and program cover design.
Kicinski and her co-chairwoman, Betsy Bachelor, praised volunteers, including Colleen Leo and Susan Ponticello (basket coordinators), Linda Callahan (basket labels), Barbara Tucci and Trina Zimmerman (basket wrapping), Traci DiMezza (decorations), Jennifer Bacon Wojeski (publicity) and John Mazur and Ellen Wood (sponsorship).