News from the Friends:The Pamlico Friends had breakout fundraising activities in October that involved many of our dedicated volunteers and members. And, the community response was awesome as always despite logistical challenges and occasional foul weather.
The Seventh Annual OL’ Front Porch Music Festival was held October 8-10 in Oriental and the Friends partnered with Yawl’s Café at River Dunes. This was our second year of participation with the Café and it was a rousing success despite the multiple downpours throughout the Saturday food/entertainment events. Chicken, broccoli, and bean salads were on the menu --We Sold Out! Meanwhile, the entertainment included great North Carolina music created by twenty-four individual bands representing a variety of sounds like Pamlico County Roots, Traditional Americana Roots, Blues, Folk, Bluegrass, Southern Rock, Jazz, Woodwinds, Celtic Punk-grass, classical, vocals and more.
We mustered enough energy to hold our third book sale of the year at the library from Saturday, October 22 to Wednesday, October 27. Books were displayed within the library and at our 8 x 40 ft converted shipping container adjacent to the library. This climate-controlled storage facility contains about 10,000 volumes. The 4-day event required the relocation of approximately 150 containers of books from a temporary off-site storage facility to the library as well as the sorting and management of the stock before and throughout the sale period. Again, this was only made possible with the combined efforts of several of our volunteers who loaded and unloaded their pick-ups, SUVs, vans, and trailers; the energetic High School ROTC class; and, the entire library staff. The hard work paid off; the book sale was the best ever, and we collected nearly $2,000.