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Friends of Tewksbury Public Library Receive 100 People Tewksbury Q2 Impact Award

President Mary Ann Taylor says donations will fund adult programming

At its most recent 100 People Who Care Tewksbury quarterly giving event, members selected the Friends of the Tewksbury Public Library to receive the group’s second $10,000 Impact Award for 2023. Thanks to our generous members, we’re pleased to announce that we’ve raised close to $150,000 in support of our local nonprofits in the two years that the group has been in existence, and we expect to pass that milestone in September. 

Friends of the Tewksbury Public Library President Mary Ann Taylor spoke about the library and the various programs that the organization offers, both in person and online, for all age groups and the impact that the organization has on Tewksbury residents and beyond.  

Friends of the Tewksbury Public Library is a nonprofit organization dedicated to enriching the cultural life of our community through activities at our library. Donations from members and businesses allow the group to fund programs and services not covered by the Town budget including both in person and virtual cultural programs such as movies, music, author visits, lecturers, educators, performers and more. Taylor indicated that the money will be used to fund additional programs, specifically some for those in the 30- to 60-year age group that are not yet involved in the senior center and don’t have targeted programming currently.  

The two runners-up, Blanket Me and Community Giving Tree each received a number of individual donations in addition to the $250 provided by our generous sponsors, including Al Fresca Ristorante.

100 People Tewksbury Chair Brent Conway was the MC for the evening.  Tricia Keddie from the Tewksbury Community Pantry presented the impact that the Q1 award has made on the organization and expressed sincere appreciation to the members for the generous donations.  

Conway also thanked Wamesit Lanes, which again donated its lovely outdoor patio for the event.  

The 100 People Tewksbury is expanding its use of the Grapevine platform. Register for Grapevine via this link.  

We welcome any Tewksbury resident to join us at our next event on Sept. 19 at Luna Rossa. Those who wish to join 100+ People Who Care Tewksbury may sign up here.  Learn more at the group’s website and Facebook page.  

These posts are from the great organizations around Tewksbury that provide updates to the Carnation.

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