The Travelogue series, hosted by the Cedar Springs Library this past year, recently ended a very successful trial season, and brought in some much needed fundraising for a new library.
According to Library Director Donna Clark, the Travelogue series brought in $3,700. “It far exceeded our expectations in the way of fundraising,” she said.
According to Clark, the money they brought in from the shows paid for all but $123, which means the donations of underwriters Don and June Mabie, Mike and Alice Holton, and one other anonymous donor will all go to the new library building fund—approximately $3,600.
Despite the success of the series, the Library board decided this week that they would pass the reins to the Cedar Springs Area Parks and Recreation to manage next year. Plans had been in the works for a joint effort between the two groups.
“The board felt I should be more focused on library programs at this time,” explained Clark. “But we’re sure the program will be successful under the leadership of Amanda (Gerhardt). She does a wonderful job.”
Clark thanked the many groups who helped out at the Travelogues, including the Rotary, Lions Club, Garden Club, Women’s Club and Superintendent Ron McDermed, who adopted Intermission. “We couldn’t have done it without you all,” she said.