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Over 300 attendees support library

  • Attendees enjoy a spaghetti dinner as part of the Lakehills Area Library’s annual fundraiser, which was held last Saturday at the Lakehills Civic Center. BULLETIN PHOTO/Chuck McCollough
    Attendees enjoy a spaghetti dinner as part of the Lakehills Area Library’s annual fundraiser, which was held last Saturday at the Lakehills Civic Center. BULLETIN PHOTO/Chuck McCollough

A hungry crowd filled the Civic Center to support the Lakehills Area Library at the 23rd Annual Dinner and Auction Fundraiser last Saturday.

A legendary spaghetti dinner was served, as were yummy pastries.

Attendees enjoyed fellowship as well as live and silent auctions.

The Library and the Fundraiser grew together right along with the Lakehills community.

According to current Library Board President Deborn Reile and past President

Barbara Hover, the first drew 50 people in its first year and now draws over 300.

The event is so popular it has moved before and may out outgrow the Civic Center,

Hover said. Lakehills Library Director

Lakehills Library Director Dianna Landes said the event is very important for the library to continue its work and have new ways to service the community.

“We are so grateful for everyone who supported and attended our event. We had a good turnout, despite the fact that we had to move it to April this year, she said. “Local businesses and personal supporters of the library donated so many wonderful items for our auction this year and we can't thank them enough.”

Landes added Robin Konz was the recipient of a $1,000 gift card donated by Boyle’s True Value.

Many people think that the library is just about books, but that isn't true.

“The library's goal is to provide information for all, and that comes in many forms. We offer programs where not only do adults and children have an opportunity to learn, but they meet likeminded people and often form relationships that extend beyond the library.

Landes added, “I love seeing parents have time to talk and share information with each other while their children and being read to or doing a learning craft at our weekly storytime. We offer adult education classes, such as our recent Beekeeping Class and our upcoming classes for adults offering education about smartphones, tablets, computers, internet use and safety, Oak Wilt, Instapot cooking, and more.”