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.
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.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org,
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,email@example.com.
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