The Long County Library recently raffled off a hand-made quilt to raise money for books. Danny Deese won the quilt. He wasn’t able to pick it up, but his nephew, Bradley Brock, accepted the quilt on Deese’s behalf, and, according to Brock, Deese is very happy with is prize.
“He was ecstatic. He bought 10 tickets, and when he found out he won, I had to pull him down off the ceiling he was so happy,” Brock said.
Library manager Lisa Wolfe said the library received no funding during 2010 to buy more books, so the facility came up with creative ways to raise money.
“We were able to raise over $600 with the raffle and we’re going to use that money to purchase what we can,” she said.
Wolfe said the quilt was made and donated by Kathy Jackson, the library’s assistant manager.
“Kathy spent a lot of time making the quilt and I appreciate her hard work, and I especially appreciate all of the people who purchased tickets,” Wolfe said.
The library manager said the raffle is going to be an annual event, and next year’s quilt will have a Christmas theme.
In addition to the raffle, the library also recently held a poetry contest, which Marcia Futch won with her poem, “The Whippoorwill.”
For more information on the activities at the Long County Library, call 545-2521.