2018-10-11 / Local & State

Fund-A-Furnace Raises $6,400 For County Library

For new furnace
By Cassidy Pittman
STAFF WRITER


Friends Emma Oakman, left, and Kennedy Barclay, right, attend Saturday’s Fund-A-Furnace tea event with Emma’s mother, JoAnn, at the Fulton County Library. Oakman and Barclay, both in fourth grade, are lovers of the library and have a passion for spelling. The Fund-A-Furnace was a full house event and raised approximately $6,400 for a new furnace. Friends Emma Oakman, left, and Kennedy Barclay, right, attend Saturday’s Fund-A-Furnace tea event with Emma’s mother, JoAnn, at the Fulton County Library. Oakman and Barclay, both in fourth grade, are lovers of the library and have a passion for spelling. The Fund-A-Furnace was a full house event and raised approximately $6,400 for a new furnace. The Fulton County Library‚Äôs Fund-A-Furnace tea and auction raised nearly $6,400 at the Saturday evening event which began at 4 p.m. The event, booked full at $25 per seat, included a three-course tea featuring scone finger sandwiches and a wide variety of personal-sized desserts. Teapot-shaped coasters, quilted by the Fulton County Quilt Club, were donated as gifts to all ticket holders. The tea was catered and organized by local business owner Lin Henry and Fulton County Library Director Jamie Brambley, along with several volunteer staff.

The fundraiser was kicked off with a $500 donation from the local VFW before auctioneer Jean Pepple started opening bids. The highest bid item, a dog sled adventure package from Wilderness Adventure Kennel, drew in $230. Kathy Kinghorn won the bid to name the new furnace and will make her decision in the near future. There were also several raffles held throughout the evening.

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