Library Holds Appreciation Lunch

Director Kay Hudson with Mr. Burton at the Library Appreciation Luncheon.

After two years of not having the Milford Public Library Appreciation Luncheon, due to construction, Director Kay Hudson welcomed a room full of Milford residents to thank them for their commitment and contributions to the library. Last May the Milford Public Library held its Grand Opening to celebrate the completion of the newly constructed facility after five years of work.

“Thank you, all of you,” commented Ms. Hudson. “Without all of you this new library would not have been possible. All of you have so much to be proud of, what a legacy we are all leaving to future generations.”

Friends of the Library member June Barto presented a check for $6,500 from the annual Friends Book and Boutique Sale. To date, the Friends of the Library have contributed $160,000 for library programs, building costs and a new children’s learning computer. All of these donations were made possible through book sales, yard sales and events during downtown Milford festivals.

Director Kay Hudson announced the recipient of the Christmas Tree Extravaganza, where local businesses decorate trees to raise money for a local family or organization. This year’s recipients is the Hayes family of Lincoln, Delaware. Their three-year-old daughter, Saylor, was diagnosed with Acute Leukemia at the age of two and has been receiving treatment at the A.I. Dupont Hospital for Children. Saylor is currently in remission and will continue to fight the disease until winter of 2013. Donations from the Christmas Tree Extravaganza will help cover the hospital and living expenses for the Hayes family.

“Christmas is the time for sharing love and friendship and what better way than to share with a special family like the Hayes’,” commented Ms. Hudson.

As the lunch ended, attendees joined in a few verses of ‘We Wish You a Merry Christmas’ and had a chance to tour the library.

State Representative Jack Peterman, State Senator Gary Simpson and State Representative HArvey Kenton were in attendance.