Rendition of new library

Rendition of new library
The New Point Roberts Library Out of the Old Julius Firehall

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Stop and Start!

No, that's not what a $20,000 match to a $20,000 matching fund looks like.  That's what a 30-year collection of change (and a few bills) found by Ed Park and Judy Ross on streets and roads and sidewalks and stores in two countries/two states and one province looks like.  The pig is giving it all up, starting September 2, for "Great Change Month."

Sponsored by Sterling Bank, this event places change jars all over Point Roberts (The Chandlery, the library, Auntie Pam's, Neilsen's Hardware, the Blue Heron, Larry's Liquor Store, TSB Shipping, International Marketplace, and Sterling Bank itself).  You bring your boxes, jars, banks, pocketsful, baggies, purses,  whatever, filled with U.S. or Canadian change and empty them into the jars.

The Fundraising Committee members will regularly collect the change and bring it to Sterling Bank where members of their staff will separate it, roll it, count it, and deposit it into the library fund account.  And, by September 30, "Great Change Month" will have tidied up your drawers and the like and brought us all another step closer to a new library.

So, leave your change in any of the places it is convenient for you to do so.  But if you drop it off at Sterling Bank, the pig will be there to say, "Thanks."  Do you think it looks any thinner without all those coins?

We'll update the amount of change gathered regularly here on the blog and on the APB FOPRL Community Page and on our Facebook Page: Friends of the Point Robert Library page (not group).  Help us make this a Really Great Change Month!

1 comment:

  1. wonderful! Let us all start looking down and cleaning out the change. Good on Ed & Judy. Thanks to the both of you.