Erie County Legislator John J. Mills brought his hot dog roast fundraisers to the Angola and North Collins libraries for the first time this year, raising money to support the branches' continued efforts to provide quality programming to their patrons.
"Through last year's redistricting process I was fortunate enough to expand my district into many great towns and villages, including Angola/Evans and North Collins. In their first hot dog roast fundraisers, the libraries in those communities had outstanding backing from the directors, local officials, library board members, volunteers and supporters, which made the fundraisers successful. I am pleased to present these donations and look forward to hosting bigger and better fundraisers next summer," Legislator Mills said.
He presented a donation for $916, a record for a first-year fundraiser, to Angola Library Director Mary Truby, along with Village of Angola Trustee and Library Liaison Carole Kin; Library Board President Jack Kuebler; and Library Board Members Donna Nagel, Sally Needham and Jackie Haderer, during a presentation held on Aug. 22 at the library. The money was raised during the first annual fundraiser held on July 27.
Erie County Legislator John J. Mills, center, presents a donation for $916 at the Angola Library during a presentation held on Aug. 22. Pictured, from left, are: Library Board Member Donna Nagel, Village of Angola Trustee and Library Liaison Carole Kin, Library Board President Jack Kuebler, Legislator John J. Mills, Library Director Mary Truby, Library Board Member Sally Needham and Library Board Member Jackie Haderer.
"This event was a great idea, hot dogs and sunshine; the perfect combination for a summer fundraiser. It has come at a perfect time, we can use the money to help fund our new meeting room addition for children's programs. It was a fun occasion that will assist us in our efforts to provide programs for the children in our area," Library Director Truby said.
Legislator Mills also held his first hot dog roast fundraiser for the North Collins Library this summer on July 30, raising $805 to support programming. The donation was accepted by Library Director Mary Muscarella, who was joined by North Collins Town Board Member Jeffrey Krauss and Town Clerk Maggie Orrange, during a presentation held Aug. 22 at the library.
"The North Collins Public Library would like to thank Legislator Mills for his support of the library, and we look forward to many more hot dog roasts in the years to come," Library Director Muscarella said.
Using a portion of his salary, Legislator Mills hosts the fundraisers and donates 100 percent of the proceeds to the host library. He has now raised approximately $30,000 in six years to support the branches in his district.