Eventually, there will be five tree sculptures in a garden with contemplative benches, an art wall and a pathway made by children of sustainable and recycled materials. To sponsor the project or purchase a personalized brick, contact the foundation at 304-926-3770 or visit www.tamarackwv.com/foundation.
Best basket benefit ever
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- The seventh annual "A Tisket, a Tasket, a Literary Basket" silent auction last month was the most successful ever, raising more than $46,000 to benefit programs and services for the Kanawha County Public Library system.
Nearly 300 guests attended the event, bidding on the 84 literary-themed baskets on display.
The basket auction is hosted by the Friends of the Library Foundation volunteer group.
"I am thrilled at the tremendous response we received from the community," said Anne Silbernagel, chairwoman for the event.
Said basket chairwoman Cheryl Crigger Morgan, "Now, more than ever, the library needs the support of the community to ensure that Kanawha County Public Library can continue to promote reading and provide literacy and educational programs for everyone."
Major sponsors for this year's basket auction were Kanawha Valley Advertising, Columbia Gas Transmission, Karen and John Lukens, Stuart Calwell, Katy and Steve White, Jane and John Ray, Anne Silbernagel, Lisa and Larry Pack, William Maxwell Davis, WCHS-TV8, Dr. Steven Jubelirer, KISRA, Julia and Tom Hurney, Brian and Lena Glasser, ZMM Architects and Engineers, Huntington Bank, AT&T and Lewis Glasser Casey and Rollins LLC.
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