Welcome to a Dream
Our Foundation is dedicated to building a library in Williamston that will be a focal point of education and entertainment for young people, a resource for senior citizens and area residents, and a beautiful gem anchoring the west downtown of the city. A volunteer organization, we have made much progress and overcome hurdles. Now we also need the dedication of the citizens of our community to make the dream a reality.
The date is June 12, 2014, and arrangements are already underway for the 2014 "A Taste of Williamston". The time is 6 pm to 8:30 pm. Read about all the fun of the 2013 "A Taste of Williamston" event elsewhere on this page. We are planning a repeat performance, with some changes like lower ticket price: $25, fresh items in the auctions, and other new wrinkles to increase the fun we'll have.
Donations to the Live and Silent Auctions are very important to the success of this fundraiser for the Library Foundation. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with your donations before June 1. Tickets will be available in May at the Williamston Library, from members of the WCLF Board, the "Taste" committee, and from EventBrite. Financial donations to defray costs of this "party" are always welcome.
The "A Taste of Williamston" Committee includes Susan & Russ Cockerill, Bob & Sheila Howe, Donna Hildebrand & Jim Pechur, Fran Schaffert, Mary Anna Kruch, Mary Jakubiak, Jack Helder & Zabby Cox, Denise Bell, and Jann & Mike Nestell.
We have purchased two beautiful parcels about two blocks west of Putnam on Grand River Avenue. The site is across the Red Cedar River from the Brookshire golf course, and contains many mature trees that will be preserved during construction.
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"2013 Taste of Williamston" Party
What a great party! The Williamston Library Foundation's dinner and auctions on Thursday, June 13, were fun for all and raised funds for continued operations and keeping the Foundation's riverside property as a possible future site for a new library.
"The restaurants in our community are tremendous assets, drawing visitors to our town," said Jack Helder, chair of the event. "When Susan Cockerill began talking with them about donating food, they jumped at the opportunity for a some friendly competition."
Those eagerly participating were Brookshire Inn & Golf Club, CB's Bucket Bar & Grille, Gracie's Place, Red Cedar Grill, Spag's Bar & Grill, and Tavern 109. Each restaurant prepared many small portions of their signature dishes, and all of them were delicious. In addition, Williamston's newest bakery, Sweet Cakes Company, provided tasty inventions for dessert.
The high school Jazz Band set the tone. There were around 20 musicians gathered by Lynn Kelsey, their teacher and director, and their sound was simply terrific. All of a sudden, the atmosphere began to swing.
The enthusiasm of Bob Howe, WCLF board member, auctioneer and former principal in Williamston, kept the party rolling.
For more information about the library building effort and how you can help, call the Foundation at its new phone number 517-515-6086.
- To make a donation, click on How to Donate.