Present: Marion Abrams, Eunice MacDonald-Rice, Sharon Mayer, Traci Templeton, Karen Waterworth
Topics of Discussion: Halloween plans, fundraising, book sale.
Plan made to once again stage book give away on Halloween. Some books have been previously held for that purpose and Marion to contact source in Middlebury for more. Library hopes to set up a tent from which to distribute books ans serve as way station with snacks and beverages. Then suggestion made to host costume parade before the actual start of trick or treating on the green. Possibility of having a pumpking carving on the Saturday preceding Halloween discussed with a ceremonial lighting of the jack o' laterns at the end of the parade before kids disperse for trick or treating. Plan made to gather candies and treats from outlying families and flood relief food donations (a Halloween Candy Drop) to distribute to homes along the green which enjoy the bulk of trick or treaters in Pittsfield.
Fundraising dinner cancelled at this time. Fundraising for RCML on hold. It was decided that any money raised from Book Sale at Bazaar (slated for 9/24) would be given to another library in need. Marion to check with CLIFF & VTDOL to see whcih libraries suffered from the flood waters of Hurricaine Irene. Eunice suggested an outright donation to the Vermont Department of Libraries. Proceeds from Pig Bank Raffle whcih will now happen at the Bazaar will be donated to a hurricaine relief fund. Eunice and Marion indicated that they would be available for book sale at Bazaar on September 24th. Kare able to help wiith set up on evening of 23rd. Tent needed.