Hercules Library 2012 Gala
6th Anniversary Library Gala Raises over $19,000
for Library Hours Thanks to Our Generous Supporters!
We send a huge THANK YOU to the generous supporters who spent the evening with us at the ReAd, White and Blue Gala Dinner-Dance on October 27, 2012. While sipping a beverage from the bar tended by the Hercules Rotary Club, guests enjoyed pre-dinner music played by the Hercules High School Chamber Orchestra and Concert Band. Throughout the evening, there were opportunities to bid on Silent and Dessert Auction items as well as to decide where to place those red, white and blue raffle tickets. Many folks also enjoyed visits to the face painting table and the photo booth. After a buffet dinner by Rafael's Catering, guests shared their sweet treats with their tablemates while dancing and listening to tunes played by Deejay Max Cayetano. Assistance was provided throughout the evening by members from Kiwins and Interact, Hercules service organizations.
The Gala was also a financial success – raising more than $19,000 to maintain Hercules Library operating hours! Guests went home with trips to Cancun and Tahoe, wine tasting certificates, wine, artwork, Giants memorabilia and many coupons for free meals and other services. We hope everyone enjoyed the evening as much as we did and we look forward to seeing you again next year.
The Hercules Community Library Foundation board is committed to raising $50,000 so the library will be open 40 hours per week this fiscal year and has issued a challenge to all library users and supporters to raise an additional $20,000. If successful, the additional funds will be used to reopen the library on Sundays beginning July 2013. All net proceeds from the 2012 Hercules Library Gala went toward maintaining these open hours. Our 2012 Annual Appeal is still ongoing. Download this Contribution Form to see all the ways you can contribute.
Join in the fun by viewing some of our 2012 Gala pictures:
Again, the Hercules Community Library Foundation would like to THANK our generous supporters!
We look forward to seeing you next year!