Below is from the Thomaston Public Library in Thomaston, Maine.
On Wednesday, the 30th, the Thomaston Public Library hosted local Coast Guard families at a lasagna dinner. During last summer many of these men and women joyfully offered programming for our 40 Days of Summer program and this seemed like an ideal time to celebrate and thank them. It was so much fun seeing families and service people gathered at the Federated Church in Thomaston enjoying an evening out: a time to relax and share a lasagna dinner and about a ton of yummy donated desserts!
My thanks go out to my wonderful library staff: Caroline, Missy, Toby and Blake and to Janet, Lee, Jane, Chris and John for their kitchen prowess and to John for salting the icy parking lot. The kindness of the Thomaston Grocery, Hannaford and Walmart helped to defray the cost of the groceries and the generosity of Thomaston Random Acts of Kindness and a number of substantial donations from patrons and neighbors allowed us to purchase food and will enable us to facilitate some gift cards for these important Coast Guard people.
Tuesday evening before the dinner, a crew helped assemble the lasagnas and cut veggies for salad allowing the overall project to be organized, efficient and smooth….a real cooperative event. The Federated Church graciously let us use their great hall and kitchen, and so many friends baked cookies and brownies, I am sure there were some substantial sweet overloads happening post dinner!
Thank you to all participated in this truly fun event. What an evening, what a great community we live in.
Diane Giese, Head Librarian