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12/22/2015 - Grand Gala Proceeds Donated to Fairfield Public Library

First Selectman Mike Tetreau announced today that following the success of the Town’s 375th Anniversary Grand Gala Celebration, the Grand Gala Co-Chairs wanted to give leftover proceeds back to the Fairfield community. A beneficiary of the gala proceeds is The Fairfield Public Library which has received $10,000 to support its new Strategic Plan.

Town Librarian Karen Ronald said, “As the Library embarks on its seventh consecutive strategic plan, we are thrilled to receive these funds earmarked for initiatives that arise from the new plan. Our partners – the Friends of the Fairfield Public Library – participated in the development of the plan and are wonderful advocates for the Library. Thank you to the Gala Committee, the First Selectman and our community for contributing to this gift.”

The Friends of the Fairfield Public Library Board Member and Past President Bill Hopf added, “We are very appreciative of the Gala Committee and those who attended the Gala for this remarkable gift. We also thank our First Selectman who helped suggest this idea.”

First Selectman Tetreau said, “As a holiday gift to our Library and its patrons, this donation will help make a significant difference in helping one of Fairfield’s premiere institutions continue to thrive and succeed. I appreciate the hard work of the 375th Anniversary Committee and its subcommittee, the Grand Gala Committee, and wish to give special thanks to the Grand Gala co-chairs Marlene Battista, Lee Crouch and Julia DeMeo.”

The photos shows from left to right: First Selectman Mike Tetreau, Grand Gala Co-Chairs Marlene Battista and Julia DeMeo, Town Librarian Karen Ronald, Library Board of Trustees Chair Elizabeth Dillabough, and Friends of the Fairfield Public Library Board Member and Past President Bill Hopf.