(From left: State Treasurer Mark Gordon, Lander Library Branch Manager Barbara Oakleaf, Foundation member Mary Wendell, and County Library Board members Jackie Meeker and Barbara Gose at the check passing. Joshua Scheer photo.)
(Lander, Wyo.) – The Fremont County Library Foundation made a number of presentations this afternoon, including a $50,000 donation to the Fremont County Library system. The donation will be put toward the second phase of the Carnegie building’s remodel.
Foundation President John Angst was the emcee for the day. He introduced Wyoming State Treasurer Mark Gordon, who played a role in the presentations.
The day began with the presentation of a book honoring Wyoming Honor Flights, in which some of the state’s World War II veterans were sent to Washington, D.C., to visit their memorial. Each library received a copy of the book.
Gordon then talked briefly, detailing his family’s history in the area. “I’m thrilled to be here,” he said. “I think this is a great library.” He said he could recall memories of concerts in the Carnegie Library during the 1980s.
Angst spoke of various fundraising efforts the foundation has ongoing, including donor trees and “Paint the Future” paint brushes.
Foundation board member Mary Wendel was honored for service, which she will be retiring from next month.
State Librarian Lesley Boughton and State Rep. Lloyd Larsen, R-Lander, were also in attendance.
This article can be found at: http://county10.com/2013/05/21/library-foundation-donates-50k-to-the-local-library-system/