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Benefit Reception Kicks Off Fundraising Project

By Helen Aitken


The Friends of Western Carteret Library will hold an evening Benefit Reception to commence fundraising for the building of a new conference and meeting facility, to adjoin the library. This project is in response to the growing needs of the library community, facilitating meetings, workshops and conferences, while bringing more youth and adult programs to the western part of Carteret County.


“I can say with confidence that this addition would be a win-win-win situation; a win for the communities in this end of the county, a win for Carteret Community College, and a win for the Library and its programs,” said Maripat Wright, Chair of Carteret County Library Board of Trustees.


The Preliminary estimate of the expansion is $250,000; the Friends plan to raise at least $100,000, hoping that county funds will add to the remainder. The Benefit Reception will kick off this amazing project in style with beverages, heavy hors d’oeuvres, music and a silent auction.


Work from several local artists will also be available for sale during the reception. Part of the proceeds will benefit the expansion project. Ticket holders may preview the art Friday, November 6, 5:00-8:00 pm.


The reception will take place on Saturday, November 7 from 5:30-8:30 pm at The Boat House, 202 Emerald Isle Drive, Emerald Isle. The tax-deductible tickets are $100 per person or $150 per couple.


Tax-deduction contributions to the building fund will also be accepted at the reception, or may be sent to the Friends’ P.O. Box 5090, Emerald Isle, N.C. 28594.


Contact Diane Schools at 252-646-4314 or, by Monday, November 2, to obtain tickets to the event.   


For additional information, contact the Western Carteret Library, 230 Taylor Notion Road in Cape Carteret, 252-393-6500, or Isabel Stout, Friends President,


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