Posted on 15 March 2012.
The Cedar Springs Public Library is now halfway to the $50,000 matching grant! For every dollar donated to the library—either through participating in a fundraiser or straight donation—an anonymous donor will also donate a dollar, up to $50,000 toward the library building fund. Here are some ways you can help.
The next fundraising meeting for the library will be at the Cedar Springs Middle School on March 27 at 7 p.m. Everyone is welcome.
License plates and frames
Looking for a trendy new license plate or frame to let folks know you are proud of your hometown? You can now buy a front license plate or frame that lets people know you are from Cedar Springs and will benefit the library, too!
The Red Flannel Festival is donating all the profit from sales of the license plates to the Library Fundraising Committee to assist in their effort to raise $50,000 toward the matching grant. The Festival is also donating all profits from Festival souvenirs on sale at Sally’s Cedar Chest on Main Street and the Cedar Springs Library, as well.
“It’s a necessity for the Festival to carry souvenirs to further the awareness of the Festival and the City to the surrounding areas,” said Andres. “This partnership furthers the mission of the Festival Board to help other organizations, as was established several years ago with our Community Share Program.”
The license plates can be bought at the Cedar Springs Library or Cedar Springs City Hall. Plates are $12, and frames are $18.
Biggest loser results
The person with the biggest percentage of body weight lost in the biggest loser fundraiser was Laura Inman with 11.11 percent lost. She won $100 for her effort.
In the men’s category, Nick Vanderhyde came in first with 10.77 percent lost; Trisha Erlenbush lost 10.18 percent in the women’s category; and Dick Capek lost 9.3 percent in the seniors category and also lost 24.5 inches. Deb Norkus lost the most body fat with 5.4 percent lost.
As a group, participants lost a total of 255.5 pounds and 223.58 inches. Way to go!
The Amish Warehouse will donate a percentage of furniture and gift sales during an April event. Watch the Post for upcoming ads with all the details!
The Cedar Springs American Legion will donate the proceeds from Bingo on April 12 at 5 p.m.
All You Can Eat Taco Bar at Big Boy’s Thurs. April 26 5-8 p.m. Tickets on sale at the library. $9 for adults, $6 for kids. Same price at the door.
For a complete listing of upcoming library events and to donate via paypal, visit cedarsprings.llcoop.org.