Kudos: Community support for library fund-raiser
Letter to the editor:
On behalf of the Douglas County Public Library Foundation I want to express sincere appreciation to the community for attending our fund-raiser.
Your generous donations enabled us to raise $4,700. These funds will be used for the renovation of the Minden Library meeting room.
Upon completion the meeting room will be dedicated and named “The Elizabeth Johnson Meeting Room.” Elizabeth Johnson was a zealous supporter and friend of libraries both in Douglas County and throughout Nevada.
We wish to thank Knox Johnson and his family for their generous support of the foundation and for commissioning a portrait of Elizabeth by Robert R. Tompkins, which will be displayed in the meeting room.
We enjoyed guest speaker Sen. Lawrence Jacobsen’s memories of Elizabeth and recounting many of her good works. No fund-raiser would be complete without the generous support from our local businesses.
David Walley’s Resort and Hot Springs was an outstanding venue for our champagne and chocolate reception. The staff couldn’t have been more helpful and professional.
Many thanks go to Patrick Atherton of Lake Tahoe Chocolate Factory, Harrah’s Lake Tahoe for their delicious cakes, M.S. Dixie II, Hornblower Cruises, Lakeside Inn & Casino, Imperial Hotel Bed and Breakfast in Amador, Calif., Friends of the Library, Aladdin Florist and Gift Shop, Bodine’s, Classical Glass, DB Photography, jeweler Ralph Greene, Mark Smith’s Les Schwab Tire Center, Nevada Gourmet Grocery, Positive Images Photography, The Record-Courier, Sharkey’s Nugget, Taylor York Salon, Tomales Custom Cabinets, Verizon and A Wildflower.
Last, but no least, many thanks to the Library Foundation trustees and Douglas County Library Director Linda Deacy and her staff for all their hard work in putting this event together.
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