Why should we be surprised? This community of Library lovers has shown its support again and again. Our Friends of the Library First Annual Evening Under the Stars is just a stellar (excuse the pun) example of how great Rice Lake is and how much we all value the education, entertainment, and community connections the library brings to us.
If you weren’t able to make it to the event this year, you missed a pretty fantastic shindig! We enjoyed amazing musical performances from the Peacemeal String Band and the Barnyard Banshees, enjoyed fantastic food, wine and craft beers courtesy of Gordy’s County Market (thanks, Gordy’s staff!) and had some of the best silent auction items we have ever seen! We are so grateful to sponsors like Gordy’s, The Printery, American Family Insurance, Marketplace, and many more, as well as the wonderful businesses, friends and craftspeople who contributed to the auction and to making the night such a success.
In one evening the Friends of the Library brought in almost $9,000 to support our programs, events, and activities within the community. Absolutely amazing! Our gratitude is immense.