Book 'Em fundraiser exceeds expectations

CHAZY - The Chazy Public Library's board of trustees continue to bring in funds for the new library.

The trustees recent fundraising effort, Book 'Em for the Library, recently culminated at this year's Old Home Days, July 25, with the goal to raise money for a $250,000 matching grant for the new library.

The idea behind the fundraiser was for community members to raise "bail money" for overdue books. The trustees hoped each of the 10 participants could bring in about $500.

"The Book 'Em event, money in hand that day, netted us $5852.78," said board secretary Tina Trombly. "We were aiming for $5,000."

Pledges were made during the Old Home Days of around $1,000, but Trombly doesn't want to count on it until they have it in hand.

"It was very well received," she said. "It was very positive. Some people just came up to us and said, 'My grandchildren enjoy story hour so much, here's some money.'"

The trustees also raffled a quilt; two, two-day camping trips; and a ring, which netted them an additional $226.

"So we made some extra money we didn't expect," said Trombly.

"I was awestruck," she added. "Everybody was just like, 'This is important. We've got to do this.' It's wonderful; it's heartwarming."

The top two money makers for the Book 'Em for the library were Linda Misiaszek of Riverside Insurance and Chris Latremore of Latremore's Insurance, with each raising $1,000.

Other participants were, Nancy Vesco of Chazy Central Rural School; Tim Parker of Parker's Chevrolet; Denise Garnot of Hairstyles Unlimited; Joey Trombley of Kavanaugh Realty; Andrew West of Northern Tier Chiropractic; Kim Howley of Chazy Music Theatre; Chazy Supervisor Staub Spiegel; and Rob McAuliffe of CCRS.

If interested in donating to the library, call 846-7676. All donations are tax-deductible. People may also send donations to P.O. Box 88, Chazy N.Y. 12921.

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