To the Editors:
Over 200 members of our community joined us in celebrating Wilton Library at our annual benefit, Beyond Words. This year, we went “Derby Style.” The event was a huge success, thanks to the wonderful support of our patrons, donors, committee members, volunteers, sponsors and staff.
Some $80,000 was raised to benefit the community through the Library’s collections, programs, technology and services. Our thanks go out to everyone — neighbors, friends and local businesses — for helping Wilton Library continue as the center for discovery in the heart of our community.
We had an amazing committee who were hard at work these past few months, led by our co-chairs Michele Ferguson-Nicholas and Callie Mellana. They created a fabulous evening which brought everyone together in support of a common cause.  A huge thank you, and our gratitude, to the committee for all their wonderful work in supporting the Wilton Library. We could not have done it without their help and the support of the community!
Sponsors:  The Amadeo Family; Fairfield County Bank; Michael P. Kaelin/Cummings & Lockwood; Gregory & Adams, and Media Sponsor Wilton Magazine. Beyond Words Committee:  Co-Chairs Michele Ferguson-Nichols & Callie Mellana; Lianne Acosta-Rua, Jennifer Allbee, Gary Battaglia, Kathryn Buis, Nancy McManus-Ciaccio, Tina Duncan, Buffy Goodwin, Kathryn Groves, Janice Hess, Kim Horner, Pamela Hovland, Betsy Huffman, Kristin Stanley Johnson, Karen Keating, Michele Klink, Wendy Lamantia, Saraswathi (Saras) Nair, MD, Pam Nobumoto, Jayne Sullivan.  Volunteers: Janet Anderson, Geralyn Cassone, Victoria Curley, Andrea Falkner, Sophie Gaston, Emmie Goodwin, Kendall Mellana, Nevine Michaels, Dawn Nostin, Madeline O’Brien, Monica Prario, Will Comer, Adam Harley, Jordan Reichgut, Marnie Reynolds, Sheri Richards, Jennifer Walker, Anita Waxberg, John Wiseman and the Wilton Lacrosse team; Caterers: AMG Catering & Events; and  all the many local businesses who donated to our event, the wonderful staff of the Wilton Library and our Board of Trustees!
Robin Axness
Director of Development
Wilton Library Association
Wilton, May 14