This month has seemed to rush by even faster than the months before it. We wound up with 9 of the 10 matches made for the $5,000 Oct.-Nov. matching gift, meaning that it added $9,000 to our new library fund. And great thanks to all those who brought their $500 matches forward, and to the five who offered a thousand each for the match. You can all look at the "Showers of Gold" quilt at the Community Center and claim a square or half a square anyway as your own!
The International Market grocery receipts collection continues through November (and especially don't forget to put your receipt or a duplicate from the checker into the box when you are engaged in your Thanksgiving Dinner shopping). The volunteers who are adding up all those receipt numbers--blessed be their names-- are planning to get us final numbers as fast as they can after month's end. And more squares will need to be added to that quilt.
This Saturday night, there will be a party and silent auction of "Tiny Art" (7-9 pm) at Auntie Pam's Country Store (on Gulf) at which we can all celebrate the over $75,000 that has been raised so far for the new library, with more to come before year's end. Pam Sheppard has engaged 35 or more local folks to produce small treasures (4x6, 5x7) for a silent auction whose proceeds will go to the new library. They're small, but we need you all--a large crowd--there to celebrate!
Finally, or at least for this post, the Friends of the P.R. Library will have a table of hand-made beauties of many sorts (photography, painting, glass sculpture, jewelry, quilts and quilted objects, hand-printed fabrics, knit accessories, etc.). All the proceeds have been offered for the library and there is a $5,000 matching fund associated with it. So you can buy and donate to the library and have your donation matched all in one swift move!
We are still looking for artists who are willing to donate a piece of their work to our table for this December 1-2 event. A table is of limited size, however, so the work needs to be relatively small in order for us to properly display it. If you or someone you know would be interested in making such a donation, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.