Page Gifford presents a check to Linda Waller“I cannot live without books” – Thomas Jefferson

“The play’s the thing” – Shakespeare

On 1 June the Fluvanna Friends of the Library held their annual staff appreciation brunch. There was a large turnout and an unexpected pleasant surprise. The surprise occurred when Page Gifford, secretary of the Persimmon Tree Players presented Linda Waller, president of the Friends of the Library with a check. The check represented half of the proceeds from the Player’s opening night performance of their recent play “Everyone Loves Opal.”

The Persimmon Tree Players is Fluvanna’s own little theatre group and they perform two plays each year. This year they chose to honor the Friends of the Library with this donation. The Friends are most grateful for their generosity.

For many years these two organizations have been bringing culture and entertainment to the county and we are very fortunate to have them.

The brunch honored our hard working and dedicated library staff. Our library continues to serve our community through its services, programs and bi-monthly showing of movies. Once a year the Friends like to show their appreciation by hosting a brunch for them. Once again the excellent feast of quiches, casseroles and pastries was provided by the caterers Simply Southern and once again they outdid themselves. Everyone came away happy and full.

There will be no meeting in July. The next meeting of the Friends will be on Aug. 3 at 10 a.m. at the library. Hope to see you at the library.