UNION — Mothers, daughters, grandmothers, grandchildren, and others enjoyed an afternoon of tea, finger foods, and socializing during the Mother-Daughter Friends Tea at the Union County Carnegie Library this past Saturday.
The event, which was sponsored by the Friends of the Library, drew approximately 60 participants according to Library Director Rieta Drinkwine.
While the event was sponsored by the Friends of the Library to help raise funds to repair the roof of the group’s “Friends on Main” bookstore, Drinkwine said it was also in keeping with the library’s efforts to increase its interaction with the community.
“It was great,” Drinkwine said. “What we heard from the community is they didn’t expect that kind of event, especially in the library. We’re glad to hear that, because we want new ways to interact with the community.”
FOL President Judy Caston said the event was a success, raising approximately $1,700 the FOL will use to help pay for the repair of the Friends on Main roof. She said she hopes the tea will be an annual event that will provide the FOL with another opportunity to raise funds for the library.
“We’re hoping the tea will be an annual event,” Caston said. “We want to use it to raise funds to help fund some of the summer programs and projects the library can’t afford.”
Each table at the tea was sponsored and decorated according to a theme. Caston thanked the decorators and the sponsors.
“They did a wonderful job,” Caston said. “Also, we just appreciate all the businesses, organizations and clubs that supported and sponsored them.”
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Charles Warner can be reached at 864-762-4090.