A Kentucky Derby-style fundraiser netted $300 for the Brooklyn Public Library. The event was held at Center Ground Coffee House in Brooklyn on Saturday, Sept. 4. Guests were served Center Ground Mint Juleps, finger sandwiches, cucumber hor d’oeuvers, spiced pretzels served with mustard dip and Rotel dip with corn chips.
“We dressed in our fancy hats and watched the Kentucky Derby pre-race broadcast,” said Michelle Graham, a member of the Friends of the Library and organizer of the event. “There were trivia questions during the commercial breaks.”
For those who would like give to the Brooklyn Library, checks can be sent paid to the order of Friends of the Library to Michelle Graham, 515 W. Pershing Dr., Brooklyn, IA 52211 or dropped off at the Brooklyn Public Library.
“A special and heartfelt thank you to those who attended,” said Graham.