Greetings From The President

Ellen Dewey

Dear Friends,
Wow! Has this been a busy three months or what?! Whew! We began the Gift Baskets and 50/50 Raffle fundraisers, and the raffle continues until the drawing on February 8. Thank you to committee chairs Susan Hunsucker and Jean McKinley, and to their committees. A weekly schedule of when raffle books or single tickets can be obtained will be emailed.

Then, under the direction of Sylvia Nelson we planned and executed our long awaited
yearly Christmas Lighting Display and Santa Visit events. Well…… it was more like we
planned, set up, tore down, rescheduled due to inclement weather and library closing, re-planned, set up again, executed, then evacuated the library after about 45 minutes due to a power outage caused by a traffic accident on Hwy 150! Fewer families were able to attend the quickly rescheduled and shortened Santa Visit, but those that did certainly enjoyed themselves. Thank you to all the elves and library staff for helping us pull this off! The pictures are precious!

The FOSFTL Member Social was a wonderful time for us to gather, relax, enjoy punch and treats, exchange a book, catch up with each other and with staff, and meet new members. About 30 votes were cast to choose the name for our newsletter; did you notice it? And thank you Catawba County Library Director Suzanne White and County Commissioner Kitty Barnes for celebrating with us.

Looking ahead, FOSFTL will sponsor more programs for the community, beginning with the January 16th presentation by the Catawba Riverkeepers Foundation. And musicians are signing up for our February 8th Music Variety Show, so please spread the word.

Check out these details in this newsletter, as well as news about our March Community Read Event. Our newsletter editor Joyce O’Neal works very hard to bring you all our news. Thank you Joyce!!

Hope you had a Merry Christmas and Happy Holiday,and wishing all a Happy New Year, Ellen

We meet on the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 6:30 pm at the Sherrills Ford Branch Library.  Please join us.