The Friends of Falher Library highlights successful fundraisers

Left-right, are Wendy Gagnon, Laura Noel, Barb Strome, Therese Gosselin, Yvonne Hebert and Bernadette Levesque ready for the Easter bake sale.


Mac Olsen
Express Staff

Community and patrons’ support for the fundraisers held by the Friends of the Falher Library goes a long way to keeping the Falher Library viable.
Such is the sentiment that the Friends of the Falher Library board demonstrates for that support.
The board held their annual general meeting at the Falher Library on March 19 and Chairperson Wendy Gagnon highlighted what the last year has meant overall.
“The annual general meeting can be the most stressful meeting for most organizations,” says Gagnon. “But reflecting on this past year, I feel that this is an exciting time for the Friends.”
Gagnon noted that the Christmas cash calendar is the most positive gaming fundraiser and it provides most of the funds for the library.
The Easter bake sale and colouring draw is also a very anticipated fundraiser for the Friends of the Falher Library board.
In addition, the Honey Bee Festival helps to move duplicate and discarded books and, like the Easter Bake Sale, helps with non-gaming commitments.
All the fundraising helps with purchases, like new chairs for the computer centre. Then there’s the new book case for the coffee corner, courtesy of the Falher History Book Committee, as well as new children’s books donated by Winmar/Nicolet Agencies.
These were all highlights from Gagnon’s report at the AGM. Following her report, it was accepted as presented.
Also on the agenda, Laura Noel read her treasurer’s report, which was also accepted as presented.
The election was held at the end, with Therese Gosselin appointed as a new director and Barb Strome is the new vice-president.
On March 29, the Falher Library held their annual Easter bake sale. A wide variety of baked goods were available for sale and there was a draw for a big Easter basket.
Look for a photo of the winner of the Easter basket in a future edition of the Smoky River Express.

The Falher History Book shelf and committee members Lucille Bussiere, Louise Roy, Helene Roy, Wendy Gagnon (Friends of the Falher Library) & Therese Gosselin. Not shown, Leonne Turcotte, Therese Turcotte, Helene Berube & Diane Despins.

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