The weekend Arts and Music Festival was pretty well attended from my perspective and I asked a few people who had been regular attenders in the past and their view was that it was better than average. Certainly the weather for the weekend was way better than average. It was a little too warm inland, but at the beach with a fairly steady light breeze it was the dreams of summer come true.
The Friends of the Library were there with a table and the community--summer residents, summer visitors and full-time residents--supported the library building fund with $1,500+ of donations, all of which will be matched by the $20,000 matching gift that we have going through the end of August. We sold some of the Point Roberts Postcard Quilts, and rewarded donators with quilted bookmarks for donations, and offered raffle tickets on the big flat-screen TV. The last was won by Ken Spencer, who is a summer P.R. resident and a full-time Vancouver resident. Our thanks to everyone who came by and talked to us about the library, who donated or bought or took a chance on the raffle, or whatever they did to support this project that is, ultimately, for all of us. Something new for Point Roberts; it's about time for a new library!
The matching grant: still on for 3 more weeks. If we don't match the remaining $8,000 or so, it will go away. Please help!