Thanks for helping La Crescent Library

In this season of reflection, l began to think about community champions. We are so fortunate to live in a community that champions the value of education, not just in the public school system but in the public library as well. A good example of this support is how businesses and volunteers so generously supported the La Crescent Public Library’s two major fundraisers in December: Auction Baskets and a Cookie Walk.

Residents of the community and local business owners donated gift baskets ranging from a car wash to toys to locally produced wine. The quality of the items, plus the number of baskets, generated record-breaking support of the library.

In the following week, about 130 talented bakers and candy makers prepared a bountiful amount of beautifully decorated cookies and candies such as might only be seen in food magazines. Additional volunteer workers from Kohl’s Department Store (Ashley, Barb, Becky, Cherie and Hannah) donated three hours of their personal time to help with the cookie sales. Their store encourages community service, and because of their help, the La Crescent Public Library will receive a $500 donation from Kohl’s Grant Management System.

So, next time you visit your local library, look at all the services supplied because volunteers and donors have helped raise some of the funds.

Therese Przytarski, La Crescent

Therese Przytarski wrote this on behalf of the La Crescent Library.

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