Opinion: Tables of content a delicious success

Jul 5, 2022

To the editor: 

Book discussions were lively and dinners delightful as more than 75 residents and friends gathered at various Marion homes on two evenings for the 3rd annual Tables of Content fundraiser to support the Elizabeth Taber Library.  

Several book titles were offered; participants chose a book to discuss and joined a dinner party with others similarly interested.  Destinations and fellow guests were kept secret until just days before the event, adding to the excitement.

Lead sponsor was Beth Van der Veer of Jack Conway Real Estate, and there were generous donations from Sullivan Wine & Spirits and Top of the Hill Liquors, as well as the gracious hospitality of our hosts and  co-hosts. These clever events were great fundraisers and “friendraisers.’’ Look for next year’s special books and join in the fun.

Special appreciation goes to our dinner table hosts and discussion co-facilitators: Host:  Sandria Parsons, Co-host: Trudy Kingery; Hosts: Joan and Ed Tiffany, Co-hosts: Heather and Kitt Sawitsky;  Hosts: Meg and Barry Steinberg, Co-host: Dana Andersen; Host: Susan Mead, Co-hosts: Travis Woolcott and Nan Johnson; Host:  Elise Frangos, Co-host: George Ferris; Host: Sally Fallon, Co-host: Kathy Reed; Host: Jennifer and Davis Webb, Co-hosts: Ginny and Barry Levenson.

Thank you also to the Elizabeth Taber Library staff for their untiring support and assistance.

The nearly $4,000 raised will support the library’s long range plan to upgrade its collection, technology, furniture, and programming. The Elizabeth Taber Library receives 70 percent of its budget from the town and the remainder of the budget is funded by individual and corporate sponsors and patrons’ participation in events like Trivia Night, Tables of Content, the summer book sale, and various other fundraising activities throughout the year.

To participate in the 2023 Table of Content event as a host/co-host or to join the Tables of Content committee, contact Elizabeth Taber Library Director, Elizabeth Sherry at 508-748-1252 or Joyce LeBlanc at 508-971-9849.

Joyce LeBlanc, Chair, Tables of Content Fundraiser,

Member, Elizabeth Taber Library Board of Trustees.