, Newburyport, MA


June 6, 2014

Plant sale raises $1,100 for Newbury Town Library programs

To the editor:

On May 17, The Friends of the Newbury Town Library held our annual Plant and Bake Sale Fundraiser. I am writing to not only thank those involved but to let everyone know what a success it was. We were able to raise over $1,100. This will go a long way in allowing us to fund more programs and museum passes at the library. We are absolutely delighted.

We have so many people to thank. Our thanks to all of you who came out in support of the fundraiser and bought plants and baked goods. Your support is very much appreciated. Our thanks to those of you who donated baked goods. They were all delicious. Thank you also to Chococoa Bakery, who donated some of their famous whoopie pies to the event. They were certainly a hit.

Our sincere thanks goes also to the following garden centers and florists who generously donated their goods to us: Harbor Garden Center in Salisbury, to Beach Plum Too in the Tannery, Bayberry Nurseries of Hampton Falls, N.H., Country Gardens in Rowley, Wolf Hill Home & Garden in Ipswich, Molly Janicki of Bayberry Nurseries and Anastasia’s Flowers on Main in Byfield. Thank you all so very much for your support and your community spirit.

Our gratitude and thanks to those of you who donated plants from their gardens and homes to the sale. A special thank-you to Pam Kinney, who donated 95 of her plants to the sale. Each plant found a good home. Thank you to everyone who volunteered their time and energy to make the sale happen. We could not have done it without you.

The success of this event was not just measured in the amount of money we raised but also in the community spirit that was felt. It was lovely, once again, to see old friends bumping into each other and neighbors meeting each other for the first time. People not only enjoyed the sale but also shopped in the Friends’ bookstore and perused the stacks and the seed library. It was wonderful to see everyone enjoying the library as much as we do.

Finally, thank you to the library staff and trustees who were there in support of the event. We are so happy to be part of a team with you!

Thank you also to the Newburyport Daily News and Newbury Elementary School for once again promoting our event.

Julie Maneikis, Jennifer Myette, Myfanwy Collins

The Board of the Friends of the Newbury Town Library

Text Only | Photo Reprints

NDN Video
Obama: Putin must push separatists to aid MH17 probe Michigan inmates no longer allowed to wear orange due to 'OITNB' Adam Levine Ties the Knot Sebastian The Ibis Walks Beautiful Bride Down The Aisle | ACC Must See Moment NASA Ceremony Honors Moon Walker Neil Armstrong Faces of Souls Lost in Malaysian Plane Crash 105-year-old woman throws first pitch Man Creates Spreadsheet of Wife's Reasons for Turning Down Sex 'Weird Al' Is Wowed by Album's Success Rory McIlroy struggles, surges, wins British Open NOW TRENDING: Real life Pac-Man Explosions as hot air balloon crashes in Clinton DUI Driver Dragged to Safety by Officer After Walking Onto Busy Freeway Celebrities That We'd Like to Send to the Moon Spectacular lightning storm hits London Malaysian Flight Victim Was South Florida Grad Rory McIlroy on pace to break British Open records Officials Fear MH17 Site Now Tampered by Rebels Lowes employees repair Vietnam vet's wheelchair Widow of Staten Island man who died after NYPD takedown says he was unjustifiably targeted
Special Features
NRA Waterfront Plans