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Medina library hosting fundraiser

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The Medina Community Library will host its annual fundraiser on Saturday, March 26, at the Rodney Camp Pavilion adjacent to the library starting at 7 p.m.

The benefit, which is a casual event with “Hill Country Chic” dress code, will provide yearly operating funds for the library.

“This is a night we celebrate and welcome new members to the library. We are truly a community library and everything we do is an effort to serve the community,” said library director Allison Harbour.

Wine, beer and hors d’oeuvres will be provided to guests. Two chocolate fountains will also provide dessert opportunities.

“Our food committee has some awesome cooks and they will bring their specialties,” said gala spokesperson Deb Hopkins.

Each dish presented will be accompanied by a quotation from a noted author, thus the benefit name “A Novel Evening.”

A live auction, silent auction and bucket raffle will be provided during the evening. Various community organizations are providing baskets to be auctioned off. A box guitar signed by local singer songwriter, Robert Earl Keen, will also be part of the live auction. One of the major auction items will be a “star party” at a local ranch hosted by one of the Medina star gazers.

This is the fourth gala sponsored by the library. The benefits will help buy books, pay for the summer reading program for kids, and help sponsor guest speakers for adults.

“Medina has always been a generous community and supported the library in everything we do,” said Harbour, who predicts the gala will draw between 170 and 200 guests.

Tickets are $75 each and may be purchased before the event at the Medina Community Library or over the phone with a credit card.