Letters: Gala library launch a success

Authors Deborah and James Fallows answered questions from the audience after their presentation on their book, “Our Towns,” that featured Winters as a city that was reinventing itself, as are many localities across the United States. They were featured speakers at the gala launch of the Yolo County Library Foundation held at The Palms on May 1. A sold-out crowd enjoyed incidental music by the trio Easy Winners, light refreshments and a no-host bar. A copy of their book was included in the admission price. Lynnel Pollock, on the right, moderated the event. Photo by Mark Fink.

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Thank you to all who made the launch of the Yolo County Library Foundation at the Palms in Winters on May 1 a huge success.  Deborah and James Fallows were featured speakers on their investigations of cities that reinvent themselves and adapt to changing times.  Winters is featured in the book, “Our Towns,” just released in paperback. Sponsors of the event contributed to the happy ambience of the occasion:  Helen Thomson, Cass Sylvia, Lois Wolk, Lura Meyer, Kathy and Russ Lester, Maggie Burns and Roy Bellhorn, Meg and Tom Stallard, an Anonymous Donor, and the Yolo County Library Foundation Board.   Corporate sponsors included:  Buckhorn Catering, Berryessa Brewing Co., Berryessa Gap Vineyards, Abbey House Inn, Carbahal and Company, and McHarg & Associates. The Foundation Board members responsible for organizing the evening:  Lynnel Pollock, Camille Chan, Mary Stephens, Mark Fink, Sally Brown, Sharon Hallberg and Chris Crist. Attendees were treated to spirited Scott Joplin rags by Easy Winners, a Bay Area group joined by Bob Armstrong of Winters.  Light refreshments, a no-host bar and 400 mini-cupcakes completed the evening. Old library books were the theme of fanciful centerpieces by Marilyn Bosworth Autry.  Andrew Fridae was the volunteer bartender. Donations may be made on the website:  www.YCLFoundation.org or by sending a check to Yolo County Library Foundation, 226 Buckeye St., Woodland. …………. Questions?  Contact Maggie Burns:  burns.margaret99@gmail.com.]]>

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