Hays Public Library to host Wine and Cheese Fundraiser benefiting HPL Foundation

BY RAEGAN NEUFELD

Any cheese lovers, wine connoisseurs, or library-goers should check out the Hays Public Library Foundation Wine & Cheese Fundraiser this Saturday, October 9th.

This will be the first time the fundraiser has been held. Last year the would-be inaugural event was canceled due to COVID-19.

According to the HPL’s Communication Coordinator Callie Kolacny, the money brought in by the event will go towards funding the library’s Foundation.

“The Foundation raises funds to be used for emergent and unexpected needs of the library,” Kolacny said. “Recently the Foundation helped fund the purchase of the bookmobile and made a large donation toward the remodel project.”

The Wine and Cheese Fundraiser is open to anyone who is 21 or older with the purchase of a ticket. Attendees will start the night off at 6:30 by tasting a variety of wine and cheeses while socializing.

The agenda also includes speeches from the Library Director Brandon Hines and Ron Wilson. Wilson is the director of the Huck Boyd Institute for Rural Development, whose mission is to “enhance rural development by helping rural people help themselves.”

The fundraiser will end with a raffle in which patrons will have an opportunity to win a variety of donated items. Throughout the whole night, there will be a chance to admire the library’s new look.

“Along with supporting the Foundation and the work that it does for the library, this event will give community members an opportunity to enjoy the newly remodeled library,” Kolacny said.

There are still some tickets available for $30. These can be purchased at the library, or on the library’s website.

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