Thanks for the Love!

Rob Ford was a wonderful host and MC for the gala. He entertained the audience with his favorite library story. Photo by Diane Drogowski,  bythebayphotography.com

Rob Ford was a wonderful host and MC for the gala. He entertained the audience with his favorite library story. Photo by Diane Drogowski, bythebayphotography.com

How fortunate we are to live in such a caring and giving community! The fundraising gala “It Takes a Village” for the Library improvement project was a wonderful success thanks to the generosity and support of many individuals, businesses and organizations.

Ticket sales along with silent and live auctions raised over $35,000 for the Library Capital Campaign.

An additional $90,000 was pledged to the Campaign before the event concluded in connection with a $100,000 matching challenge provided by long-time summer residents Tom and Debby McMullen. Announced as a challenge to raise a matching $100K in 100 days, Campaign Chair Karen Simpson said, “As fundraisers, we need to dream big and I have a big dream that it’s not going to take us anywhere near 100 days to raise the matching $100,000.”

All donations to the Library Capital Campaign over the next 100 days will be applied to the match challenge benefiting the Library expansion and restoration project.

Donate online: https://erlibraryfriend.com/donate

At the Library or by mail: Make check payable to “Friends of the Elk Rapids District Library” and mail to PO Box 337, Elk Rapids, MI

Acknowledgements

A-Ga-Ming Golf Resort

Bayfront Beach & Bike

Bobbitt and Rick Bellingham

Susan Boyle

Joani Braun

Amanda and Paul Brink

Bodywise Studio

Cairn House Bed & Breakfast

Cellar 152

Denel Dall'olmo

Dennos Museum

Diverse Angling

Dockside Torch Lake

Dre Photography

ER Rentals

Ethanology

Brianne Farley

Kory Felker

Flour Pot Bakery

Rob Ford

Hagerty Insurance

Ice Cream Peddlers

Inland Seas Education Assn.

Dani Knoph

Kristy Kurjan

Magnum Hospitality

Christie Matheson

Lisa Maxbauer Price

Scott MacKenzie

Wendy McWhorter

Melinda Ann Photography

Miner's North

Paula and Paul Moyer

Mullaly's 128 Gallery

Lynne Rae Perkins

Marianne Priest

Nelles Studio-Scott Nelles

Northwest Soaring Club

Orchard Beach Aviation

Pine Hill Nursery & Garden Café

Providence Farm & CSA

Michele Pryde

Laura and Mike Puzio

Royce Ragland

Royal Farms

Amanda Rubert

Ben Rubert

Deanna and George Seifried

Short's Brewing Co.

Nick and Robbyn Smith

Dr. Michael Stephens

Stoney Cabin Toys

Lori Taylor

Torch Lake Café

Karen Trolenbery

Twisted Fish Gallery

Dana Vannoy

Alyce and George Voulemenous

White Birch Lodge

Peter Zawadski



Gera Witte