2018-08-10 / Letters

Community support for library is appreciated

To the editor,

As director of Kennebunk Free Library, I want to thank our patrons, residents and business owners for their overwhelming support of our library during our recent fundraising events.

The library’s Annual Appeal, which ended June 30, is our largest yearly fundraiser and is essential to our providing a full range of library services.

With the generous support of our community, this year we raised $71,319.17, exceeding our fundraising goal by nearly 6 percent.

On July 14 we hosted the biggest party in town with our second largest annual fundraiser, the 21st Edition Road Race. Live music was provided by the Kennebunk River Band and Federal Jack’s brought dinner to our 5K which had 477 registrants.

Many, many local businesses supported us with raffle prizes and sponsorships and our dedicated corps of volunteers showed in full force.

A big thank you also goes to the Kennebunk Police Department and Kennebunk Rescue for keeping the route safe for all of our participants.

On behalf of the staff and trustees of Kennebunk Free Library, I extend heartfelt thanks for your support during these key fundraisers and throughout the year.

As a result we are able to continue to provide you with the high quality, personal service we have been proud of for over 100 years.

Michelle K. Conners, director
Kennebunk Free Library

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