photo courtesy of George Guthro

by Pat Babin

“Library Sue” Bergeron was on hand to greet parents and young children at the 15th Annual Holiday Fun Fest sponsored by the Friends of the North Grenville Public Library.
How best to describe this event which was attended by a capacity crowd on a snowy Thursday morning, December 29, 2016? Whimsical? Total involvement? Comedic? Brilliant? All of these superlatives and more!

Kerry and Sue Badgley were at their best! Their musical talent, along with a display of infinite energy, had the children rolling on the carpet. Backup musician, George Buys, added that magic touch which made the event all the more special!

Refreshments were provided by Giant Tiger again this year. This marked their 15th year of support. Special thanks were extended to Mr. Harry Haider, Manager of the local store. Parents were thanked for their donation of food items for the benefit of the Salvation Army.

Helen Bunn, Chair, Executive Committee, Friends, welcomed the crowd and presented honoraria to the Badgleys and George Buys. Assisting as volunteers were Friends Jeffrey Murray, Jude Levere, George Gouthro, and myself.

I almost forgot! The event was held in our beautiful Library which was decorated for the occasion. What a setting! The members of the Room to Read Committee knew what they were doing!!


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