Gala raises money for Morton Twp. Library

GALA EVENT: Members of the surrounding community show their support during Friday's Morton Township Library's annual Champagne and Chocolate Gala, which raises money for the library. Champange, mimosas, sparkling juice and a selection of chocolate items were enjoyed by attendees who also had the opportunity to win live and silent auction items. (Pioneer photo/Karin Armbruster)

GALA EVENT: Members of the surrounding community show their support during Friday’s Morton Township Library’s annual Champagne and Chocolate Gala, which raises money for the library. Champange, mimosas, sparkling juice and a selection of chocolate items were enjoyed by attendees who also had the opportunity to win live and silent auction items. (Pioneer photo/Karin Armbruster)

MECOSTA — Sweets satisfied and bubbly flowed at the third annual Morton Township Library Champagne and Chocolate Gala, which entertained dozens on Friday.

The fundraiser offered live music, a 50/50 raffle drawing, and a live and silent auction featuring more than 100 items including gift baskets, handmade home items, gift certificates, sporting event tickets, works of art and more.

During the gala, library director Mary Ann Lenon said she was thrilled to see the support of the community through the event.

“I love the turnout. They all look like they’re enjoying the chocolate and champagne,” she said. “The library has always been supported by the community.”

She added she’s thankful for the committee and volunteers who help each year to make the event a success.

All proceeds from the event help support the library’s book collection and services.

BID TO WIN: Library supporters and Canadian Lakes residents Judy Leathers (left) and Diane Ellis browse through a table of silent auction items up for grabs during the fundraiser. (Pioneer photo/Karin Armbruster)

BID TO WIN: Library supporters and Canadian Lakes residents Judy Leathers (left) and Diane Ellis browse through a table of silent auction items up for grabs during the fundraiser. (Pioneer photo/Karin Armbruster)

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Posted by Karin Armbruster

Karin is the reporter for Osceola County’s Herald Review. She is the coordinator of the Health page, which runs in the weekend edition of the Pioneer. She can be reached by phone at (231) 592-8382 or by e-mail at karmbruster@pioneergroup.com.

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