We started this month with the news that the International Marketplace would be donating $2200 to the New Library Building Fund and moved very quickly into the Christmas Craft Fair where we had a table of many donated delights available to raise funds for the building. Bev and Andy Mar contributed a $5,000 matching fund and the Craft Fair sales went a good way toward making that match. Between those sales, the Christmas Donation Gift Cards, and the book sales at Sterling Bank, we were able to match slightly over half the Mar's donation by December 4th. Neilsen's Christmas Tree Sales gift brought us up to $3,000. And, then two additional thousand dollar donations made it complete by mid-month.
By Christmas day itself, the Building Fund also received an additional donation of $5,000 from an anonymous Point Roberts resident. Merry Christmas, indeed.
Thanks to all who gave, who bought, who contributed, who thought good thoughts about this project throughout the month and who extended good wishes to the community's eventual success in raising the money that is needed. This community is building a new library!
--Judy Ross, for The Friends of the Point Roberts Library