Letter: Library gala a success thanks to many

To the Editors:

Over 200 members of our community joined us in celebrating the 120th Anniversary of Wilton Library at our annual spring fundraiser held on April 2. This was a very special celebration and the event was a huge success, exceeding all expectations.

It was a spectacular event thanks to the wonderful support of our patrons, donors, committee members, volunteers, sponsors and staff. We were honored that not only were we celebrating a major milestone, but also celebrating the contributions of two very special friends of the library, Tom and Virginia Adams. The evening was enjoyable and exciting, bringing together neighbors, friends, and local businesses who gathered for a common cause. Indeed, the Library could not do what it does without the generous support of a caring community.  

Over $110,000 was raised to benefit the community by sustaining 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 and life learning in the heart of our community.  

From start to finish, the committee was so amazingly dedicated, creative and filled with enthusiasm. Thanks to our co-chairs, Michele Klink and Priscilla Thors, who were incredible, sharing their excitement and vision, bringing together an extraordinary team of volunteers! The committee created a fabulous evening with their unique tablescapes and designs made especially for the event. We are immensely grateful to the committee for all their wonderful work in supporting the Wilton Library. We could not have done it without their help and support. Thanks to all!

Sponsors: The Amadeo Family; Gregory & Adams; Fairfield County Bank; Michael P. Kaelin/Cummings & Lockwood; Janet Adams & Dick Hollyday; Davatzes Family; GE Capital; MCL Ventures; Orem's Diner; and Media Sponsors Wilton Bulletin and Wilton Magazine.

120th Anniversary Gala Committee: Co-Chairs Michele Klink & Priscilla Thors; Lianne Acosta-Rua, Jennifer Allbee, Kathryn Buis, Tina Duncan, Kathryn Groves, Betsy Huffman, Tamara Kalin, Michele Ferguson Nichols, Pam Nobumoto, and Teresa Waldron.

Venue: Silver Spring Country Club and all the many local businesses who donated to our event, the wonderful staff of the Wilton Library and our Board of Trustees!
Elaine Tai-Lauria
Executive Director
Wilton Library Association
Wilton, April 12