Fundraiser a true, nice tale

There are so many people who make Flapjacks and Fairytales a success. First and foremost, we have to thank former Trustee Lois Thomas for bringing the idea forward nine years ago. Since its inception, like mushrooms in the rain, FJ&FT just keeps growing and growing.

This year we raffled 78 baskets donated by kind and thoughtful individuals, organizations and businesses. When you see the baskets all together, you can’t help but be overwhelmed by the generosity and creativity wrapped up in cellophane and bedazzled with a bow. As we face the challenge each year of putting together a budget adequate to meet our needs, we are thankful for the valley’s continuing support. Flapjacks and Fairytales realized almost $11,000 this year, and we hope the public will enjoy the materials, programs and services these funds help to provide.

With only seven library trustees and three staff members, we rely on lots of help. To that end, we must thank Bob Fisher and his wonderful and seemingly tireless kitchen crew for their always outstanding job.

We are grateful to Jim and Dorothy Thomas, who have donated the butter every year, and dear Mary Finch, who single-handedly was responsible for making more than 400 baking-powder biscuits. We sincerely appreciate the many volunteers who came forward to move baskets, assist in the dining room and help advertise the event.

In the last nine years, we have used the Community House, Masonic Temple and now the HC Smith Benefit Club. Each of these venues has been gracious and generous in helping to make Flapjacks and Fairytales a success.

We are eagerly looking forward to Flapjacks and Fairytales 2015, marking our 10th year. We hope everyone will join us as we celebrate good times and good food for a great cause.

REBECCA SOKOL, president of Board of Trustees, Margaret Reaney Memorial

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