BOOKS & BRUNCH 2016 was another winner. The sunny blue sky and warm temperature was a perfect backdrop to The Gates’ setting on May 1st for the 11th annual BOOKS & BRUNCH. A capacity crowd enjoyed the superb buffet as well as the Rainbow Auction (our best yet – over $2,000 in prizes!) The highlights of course were our “Books I Have Known and Loved” speakers, Lara Rae and Catherine Hunter They hit both literary and entertainment notes, and had the crowd enthralled. Ben McPhee-Sigurdson was once again our charming MC.
We were pleased to acknowledge Manager of Library Services Rick Walker in the crowd, which sparked a nice round of applause for him. We closed the day thanking Ray Louie of The Gates on Roblin, and setting the next B&B date: Sunday, May 7th, 2017.
Some comments from happy B&B-ers:
“Best one yet!!!!!! I can’t say enough about it.”
“I really can’t think of one thing that would need to be changed. A very classy affair.”
“No negatives – everyone at the table enjoyed the event immensely.”
“This year’s event was right up to par with all the others…..that is to say, fantastic! Once again the setting was lovely, the food was great and the speakers very interesting. It’s already marked on our calendar for next year.”