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Peninsula Community Library hosted a “Million Dollar Party” over the weekend, to celebrate reaching the half-way mark on their $2 million fundraising goal to build a new library.

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The event took place on the corner of Center Road and Island View Road, which is, in fact, where the new library will be located. Folks could even take a “tour” of the new library and visualize where all the rooms would be located. Music was provided by Tim Boursaw, Jane Arney and Hillar Bergman.

They’re ahead of schedule on their fundraising goal, thanks to a generous donation of $750,000 from Bill and Nancy Davy. Construction on the new library will begin sometime in 2018.

Check out a few photos from the fun event below, and click here to see the architectural plans and learn how to make a donation.

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Peninsula Community Library Million Dollar Party | Jane Boursaw Photo
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Peninsula Community Library Million Dollar Party | Jane Boursaw Photo
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Peninsula Community Library Million Dollar Party | Jane Boursaw Photo
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Peninsula Community Library Million Dollar Party | Jane Boursaw Photo
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Peninsula Community Library Million Dollar Party | Jane Boursaw Photo
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Peninsula Community Library Million Dollar Party | Jane Boursaw Photo
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Peninsula Community Library Million Dollar Party | Jane Boursaw Photo
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Peninsula Community Library Million Dollar Party | Jane Boursaw Photo
library, peninsula community library, old mission peninsula, heatherlyn reamer, jane arney, tim boursaw
Peninsula Community Library Million Dollar Party | Jane Boursaw Photo
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Peninsula Community Library Million Dollar Party | Jane Boursaw Photo

A NOTE FROM JANE: I started Old Mission Gazette in 2015 because I felt a calling to provide the Old Mission Peninsula community with local news. After decades of writing for newspapers and magazines like the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Family Circle and Ladies' Home Journal, I really just wanted to write about my own community where I grew up on a cherry farm and raised my own family. So I started my own newspaper.

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