Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Winner of the Framed raffle

Alice F. Dolezal (left) was the winner of the lap afghan, crocheted by Linda Leonard, that was raffled off at the "North Judson Framed" display. She was presented her prize by Pat Caron.

North Judson Framed a success

If you came to the North Judson-Wayne Township Library on February 6 you might have had a difficult time finding a place to park. Beside the children and parents who came for the READ and READ, Jr. programs and the typical Saturday library patrons, the library was flooded with visitors to the new “North Judson Framed” exhibit sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

All day visitors toured the main floor and lower level of the library, enjoying exhibits, photos and memorabilia donated by, or on loan from, members of the community. In some cases they were able to clear up questions about photos by furnishing information about the scenes or people in them. In addition to viewing the exhibit, visitors were able to sign up to become a Friend of the Library and for a chance to win a lap afghan crocheted by Linda Leonard, which was won by Alice F. Dolezal of San Pierre.

But this exhibition would not have been possible without the contributions made by the Friends of the Library, who provided frames and other resources; Sandy Whitenack, who took on the enormous task of framing the photos and displaying them, and the memorabilia, to their best advantage; Kareen Nielsen, who ably assisted Sandy; and Craig Roher, who is working on the ongoing project “A Walk Down Lane Street” project.

To these individuals, as well as everyone who has ever purchased anything at a Friends of the Library fundraiser (Mint Festival Book Sale, cookie walk, pie sale, Mint Festival Beauty Pageant Concession stand), the North Judson-Wayne Township Library would like to express their deepest thanks.Your contributions not only help to support the library, but the community as a whole.