Support for library strong at Festival of Trees
Laura Lasker, left, with Pamela McCann and Jake Nadler during the Festival of Trees fundraiser at the Oliver Wolcott Library on Saturday. BZ photos
The 27th annual Festival of Trees at the Oliver Wolcott Library was a huge succes on Saturday as it drew more than 400 supporters of the library for an evening of food and drink, live and silent auctions, and plenty of camaraderie.
A committee headed by Colette Boyd, who serves on the library's board of trustees, organized the event. Others on the committee were Cara Blazier, Egils Bogdanovics, Carole Gibney, Drew Harlow, Kyra Hartnett, Robertson Hartnett, Megan Kowalchick. Maura Malo, Beth Murphy, Cate O'Dwyer, Marla Patterson and Holly Taylor.
Numerous businesses and individuals were major sponsors of the fundraiser and several dozen volunteers beyond the organizing committee contributed to making the night a success. Members of the board of trustees were on hand as were library Director Ann Marie White and her staff.
Proceeds from the event will be used to help fund programs and services at the library, which is considered as one of the best libraries in the state and one that keeps growing thanks to the support of the community.
From left, Norm Mellk and Bruce and Linda Temkin.
Cleve Fuessenich and other volunteers man the bar.
Sue Murphy and Maria Vanoni
Declan Murphy, left, and Matt Karpas
Jen Abbott-Tillou and Jeff Tillou
Jonathan and Diane Wilson
Kevin and Katrina McCarthy
Lynne Alexander and Christian Bratina
Mason Horn and Sabina Stancs
Mike and Sarah Bolton, left, and Jennifer and Matt Terzian
Showing off their footwear are, from left, Jennifer Campagna, Victoria Elliott and Sandra Marie Erdman.
Wilma Joas and John Cullen
Jack Hamill had his hands full with, from left, Cara Hotchkiss, Hayley Schmid and Maddie King.
Shari and Mike Mahan
Ellen Ebbs and Sue Murphy
Father Tucker, left, with Mike and Shari Mahan, and Sue Murphy.