Killingworth Library Association board members issued a public thank you to the Killingworth Women’s Organization (KWO) for being the library’s most active community partner last year. In 2014, KWO raised more than $7,000 to support the nonprofit library through a spring tag sale, a successful auction for the library board’s year-end event “Cheers to the Next 50 Years,” and proceeds from the Christmas Lights Spectacular.
“The women of KWO provide the ultimate “wow” factor,” said Killingworth Library Association President Alison Karam. “Whatever they plan to do, you can bet it’s going to be great. We clearly need community partners to help us meet the library’s budget goals, and KWO has stepped up with phenomenal support over the years. We can’t thank them enough. They truly embody their mission to help others in our town and build a stronger sense of community.”
More than 140 people attended the ‘Cheers’ event at the library in November and the KWO, in partnership with the Gorski Family, culminated 10 years of spectacular holiday family entertainment in December. The KWO has helped raise more than $25,000 for the Library since 2010.
Killingworth Library Association is a private, non-profit organization run by 18 volunteer board members responsible for raising more than $90,000 of the Library’s operating budget this year, with the Town funding the rest.
Pictured: Killingworth Library Association President Alison Karam (left) accepts a check for more than $6,000 from the Killingworth Women’s Organization leadership for proceeds from the “Cheers to the Next 50 Years” event and Christmas Lights Spectacular. Pictured are L-R: Karam, KWO President Andrea Freibauer, ‘Cheers’ Committee Co-Chair Sandy Vasmatics and Lights Spectacular Committee Chair Sue Anziano.