Wednesday, December 04, 2013
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October 08, 2013
FALLS CITY -- Wagner Community Library will remain open through at least the remainder of the year, thanks to an anonymous $1,000 gift and other smaller donations.
The last time the library believed it had received a large donation -- $2,000 -- it turned out to be a misprint. This time, however, the amount is for real.
The donor wishes to remain anonymous, but Mary Hake, Wagner Community Library's interim director, said "she has a heart for libraries."
Paired with other donations and fundraiser proceeds, the month of January is partially funded as well.
"We're past the end of the year, so that gives us a few months," Hake said.
That doesn't mean supporters are taking a break.
Friday is the next fundraiser, a sock hop featuring the music of each decade running from the 1950s to today. More fundraisers are on the way, including a quilt raffle through Dallas' Grandma's Attic and a craft fair in December.
"We are trying to do as much as we can," Hake said. "We are very appreciative to all who have donated and helped in various ways."
Donations are being accepted at the library, 111 N. Main St., Falls City; and online at www.gofundme.com.
Dance for Wagner
What: Sock Hop dance for all ages.
When: Friday, 6 to 10 p.m.
Where: Falls City High School gym, 111 N. Main St.
Admission: $2 per person. All proceeds support library operations.
Of note: Free refreshments will be served and the drawing for the library's gift basket raffle will take place during intermission.
For more information: Amber Mathiesen, 503-787-3631.