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Woman’s Life Cedar Springs Chapter 841 recently made a contribution toward the new Library Building Fund with proceeds from the recent quilt show.

Woman’s Life Cedar Springs Chapter 841 recently made a contribution toward the new Library Building Fund with proceeds from the recent quilt show.

Fundraising efforts are stepping up and excitement is growing as the Cedar Springs Public Library recently received their new plans for a new library building and a site plan from their newly-hired architect, Robert Andrus of Andrus Architecture.

The Library’s Building Fund has grown to around $600,000, and the Community Building Development Team has offered $100,000 to pay for the development of the site, on the northwest corner of Main and Maple Streets, near Cedar Creek.

Woman’s Life Cedar Springs Chapter 841 Vice-President Dena Wever presented Friends President Louise King, Library Board President Bob Ellick, and Secretary Tony Owen a check for $1,133 at the Library’s Booth at Community Night, April 16. The Friends 3rd Annual Quilt Show/Fundraiser partnered with Woman’s Life to raise a total of $2,500, all for the new library facility to be built in Cedar Springs in the near future.

Woman’s Life Headquarters offered to match up to $500 if members of their Cedar Springs Chapter 841 could raise the first $500. Almost half of the day’s profits were realized from the efforts of Chairperson Dena Wever and others of her Chapter who made gift baskets for a Silent Auction the day of the Quilt Show. The Silent Auction was a real success, bringing in $633, plus the $500 match.

If you would like to get involved with Friends of the Library or help with fundraising, find the Friends on facebook or attend a meeting at 6:30 p.m. at the Library on the 4th Tuesday of most months. Websites for the Library and the Community Building Development Team are

cedarspringslibrary.org and CSCommunityCenter.org.

All donations are tax deductible and made out to the Cedar Springs Public Library, 43 W. Cherry Street, 49319.

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Library fundraising news


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.

Fundraising meeting

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!

Upcoming events

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.

 

 

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