Boardman library hosts fundraiser
Neighbors | Natalie Scott.Retired Springfield school teacher Irene Olen gave the review of “House Calls and Hitching Posts: Stories from Dr. Elton Lehman’s career among the Amish” as told to Dorcas Sharp Hoover at the fundraiser at the Boardman library April 6.
Neighbors | Natalie Scott.Shown, from left, are Kathy Finley, Ellen Planey, Peg Dobson, Peg Fraley, and Helen Goddard, who came to the Boardman library April 6 to support the Springfield library.
Neighbors | Natalie Scott.Deborah Liptak (left) is shown with The Springfield Capital Campaign Committee, who work year-round toward the goal of raising $100,000 for the Springfield library branch.
Neighbors | Natalie Scott.Every person that came to the book review fundraiser received a free "I Love My Library" mug to have coffee and tea in during the review April 6.
Neighbors | Natalie Scott.Nancy Stallsmith, the Springfield Capital Campaign Committee chair for the event, began the fundraiser by thanking the cupcake bakers and explaining the purpose of the event April 6.
By NATALIE SCOTT
The Boardman library hosted the Springfield Capital Campaign Committee’s book review fundraiser in its meeting room April 6 to benefit the Springfield library.
The fundraiser, which offered a free “I Love My Library” mug, included a selection of homemade cupcakes and other baked goods, as well as tea and coffee. After receiving refreshments, patrons of the fundraiser settled in to hear a review of “House Calls and Hitching Posts: Stories from Dr. Elton Lehman’s Career Among the Amish” as told to Dorcas Sharp Hoover. The review was given by Irene Olen, a retired school teacher of the Springfield community.
“Irene only gives reviews for this event,” said Deborah Liptak, Developmental Director for the Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County. “She does it because the Springfield library is her library and she loves to help out her community.”
The book review event is hosted every year, although this was the first time it was offered at the Boardman library location. This event, along with several others throughout the year, go toward helping the Springfield Capital Campaign Committee’s goal of raising $100,000 for the Springfield library branch.