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Friends of PCL Treasurer Chris Rieser presents a check for $35,000 to PCL Board President Heatherlyn Johnson Reamer | Jane Boursaw Photo
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At the Oct. 11, 2018 meeting of the Peninsula Community Library (PCL) Board, the board accepted a $35,000 check from the Friends of PCL group in support of the new library currently under construction on the corner of Island View Road and Center Road. See photos of the construction crew here.

“Last year, the Friends of PCL voted to dedicate this year to raising money to cover the naming rights to a room for the club in the new library,” said Friends of PCL President Nancy Davy. “The room will be small, but large enough to store our ever-expanding cache of book ends, signs, more signs and club documents.”

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She added that through hard work with many hands, the Friends of PCL were able to raise $30,000 to fulfill the pledge, plus an additional $5,000.

Davy said that special thanks go out to the many volunteers who made this possible. “This was a record-breaking year for fundraising for the Friends.”

Events included:

  • Books at the Boathouse, with a live auction hosted by Ron Jolly
  • Silent Auction chaired by Mary Kennedy
  • Bayshore Marathon water station organized by Linda and Jon Goode and manned by their legion of faithful volunteers
  • Annual Book Sale and Local Art Fair

Davy noted that Penny Campo Pierce organized the Local Art Fair, which gets more and more popular each year, with Gail Williams wrangling dozens of volunteers to move, sort and sell thousands of books for the Book Sale. This year, Gail and her crew raised a record $10,000.

Davy thanked everyone who helped and volunteered this year, and said the Friends group is eagerly awaiting the opening of the new library.

To learn how you can help support the new Peninsula Community Library and be part of Old Mission Peninsula history, click here or call the library, (231) 223-7700.

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