The Ruth Hughes Memorial District Library would like to thank everyone who contributed to our “Love Your Library” Silent Auction Fundraiser this February.

A heartfelt thank you to the following donors of auction items: Crystal Long, Stu Davis, Lisa Super, Tricia Thompson, Erica Romska, Cheryl Du Fresne, Wes Messing, Ryan King, Willene Tanis, Marilyn Seidell, Catherine Yezak, Janet DeLine, Judy Vandenberg, The Pincushion, Peaceful Moon Yoga, Karen Groll, The Imlay City Post Office, Lou Betka, Tammy Harris, Mandy Summers, Doug Halabicky State Farm, Grondin’s, NAPA, TSC, Werner’s Hallmark, Lucky’s Steakhouse, Anytime Fitness, Pizza Machine, Tri-County Bank, Kelly O’Connell, Jack Bostian, Thibodeau Physical Therapy, Wendy Gottschalk, Backyard Creations, Jessica Bostian, Andrea Daniels, Diane Martindale, Whiskey Mountain, Linda Lewis, Jenny Matson, Kelly’s Pet Salon, Next Level Tattoo, Tom Youatt, Susan Iaderosa, Cynthia Stroebel, Jim Sillers, Miriam Marcus, Luke Shaulis, Timmer’s Maryland Chicken, Diane Willick, The Imlay City Historical Society, Silver Grill, Gem & Diamond, CC’s Computer Services, La Baron’s, La Fonda, Stevo’s, Big Boy, Deb Stallings, Tri-City Times, Woods-N-Water News, Goike’s Gardens, Don’s Auto, Milnes Chevrolet, Indigo Lavender Farm, Dee Greenwald, Connie Frank, Bonnie Aikman, Evelyn Rathjen, Gary Bowlsby, Kay Hendricksen, Tracy Aldrich, Lake Nepessing Golfland, Jeanie Bowlsby, Mortimer Lumber, Imlay City Hardware, Woodchips BBQ, Comic Explosion, 123 Escape, Nacho’s, Jump City, Shear Hair, Hungry Howie’s, Kempf’s Imlay City Florist, The Print Shop, Kristie Torres, Tish Stroebel, Jennie Fick, Kathy Harnish and The Happy Little Quilt Shop.

There were several anonymous donors, and we thank them as well as anyone we may have inadvertently missed.

Much gratitude is due to our very generous bidders, who donated almost $4,400 to the library through this event. We hope everyone enjoyed bidding and participating.

Extra special thanks are reserved for library trustee Cynthia Stroebel, who makes our auction the success it is through all her hard work tracking down donations, coordinating auction set up, making all the phone calls to winners, and writing countless thank you cards. We couldn’t do it without her!

And last but not least, a big thank you to all the staff of the library for their dedication to our patrons during this very busy event.

—Tracy Aldrich,
Library Director