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Chocolate funds library initiatives

Its going great, said Friends President Nancy Currier. We wanted to brighten up a winter weekend and its working. Currier said an event built around chocolate in the dead of winter is just what the doctor ordered. Chocolate has a healing, medicinal quality, Currier said. So in a way you could call this a public service. With the band Dont Quit Your Day Job whipping up some toe-tapping bluegrass music and the dark chocolate fountain flowing freely, those in attendance appeared to be enjoying this first of what organizers hope will be an annual event. Delicious, said Warrensburg High School junior Carla Pelekai, as she dipped a pretzel into a cup of melted dark chocolate. Who doesnt like chocolate? About a dozen volunteers, mostly members of the groups board, assisted with the event that included live music, two chocolate fountains, a bake sale and a beverage sale. The Friends of Johnsburg Library will use proceeds from Saturdays event to fund several initiatives, Currier said. Crafts for kids and adults, she said, rattling off a list. Books, buying equipment, anything the library needs above and beyond its budget. The Chocolate Friend-zy will augment the groups main fundraiser, a book sale held annually the first weekend in August. Thats our big event, Currier said. Hopefully this will develop into something big too.

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