Fluvanna Library Holds Its Annual Fundraiser

Every year, the Fluvanna Free Library located at 3532 Fluvanna Ext. hosts its annual spaghetti dinner and fundraiser.

This year’s dinner was held on Oct. 5 and was deemed a success. Joe Conti served his famous spaghetti sauce with meatballs. The Fluvanna Fire Hall hosted the event, and volunteers from the library and the library board made it possible.

“This year we did a booming business for dinners, and we want to thank the community for coming out to enjoy a delicious dinner and support our library,” said volunteer coordinator Anne French. “Their support means everything to us.”

“Isn’t it great how much community support we got? The baskets are so wonderful,” said board member and volunteer Kathy Carlson.

The kitchen was busy from 4:30 p.m. until closing followed by the Chinese auction. This year, the table was packed with interesting baskets and donations by local friends of the library and artisans. Baskets of all kinds were available for bidding, from wine and cheese to photo art by Leon Stein and artistry by Essence of Erie (Brandi McAvoy).

“I so appreciate our wonderful community,” said Lynn Grundstrom, library director. “I invite everyone to stop by our library regularly. This year’s dinner was a hearty success. We are grateful to Joe Conti, the Fluvanna Fire Hall, the volunteers of course, to all who donated to our Chinese auction, and to the community at large who stopped by to have dinner and support us.”

The Fluvanna Free Library is part of the Chautauqua Cattaraugus Library System. Patrons can scan the digital library to find or order books from any of the 36 member libraries in the two-county system. The library offers computers, fax and copier, weekly groups and gatherings, and daily socialization.

The next event will be the annual holiday craft, bazaar and book sale on Nov. 9 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The public is welcome to attend.


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