Mother’s Day Fundraiser Will Benefit Kennedy Library’s Construction Project

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KENNEDY – Those looking for a last-minute Mother’s Day meal will have their opportunity this weekend, and for a good cause.

On Sunday the Kennedy Free Library is hosting a chicken barbecue fundraiser that benefits their new construction project.

“We are working with some money from New York State construction grants and some money from community foundations,” says Cody Whitton, President of the Board of Trustees for the Library. “However, that still won’t cover everything for this project, so 100 percent of the proceeds will go towards the project.”

The money raised from this dinner will help fund the project, installing a new elevator and an accessible bathroom. It will also double the library’s usable square footage for public events.

“We do have a conference room upstairs, but it’s very limited on space,” says Whitton. “Even in our board meetings, we have to meet in the basement because that’s the space to be able to spread out. So, having that extra space will be perfect moving forward while still keeping social distancing rules.”

Even if one can’t come out to the fundraiser, Whitton says there are other ways you can help.

“The value of a library is limitless, so even if you can’t come out to the barbecue and still want to help, send us a donation. Anything is acceptable. You can also check out movies and books as well because that helps our circulation numbers and in turn helps us get funding.”

Those interested in purchasing a dinner can visit the Falcons Nest in Falconer starting at noon on Sunday. The $13 meal includes a half-barbecued chicken, macaroni salad, baked beans, and a dinner roll.

It is recommended that you call the library in advance to reserve your spot at (716) 267-4265.


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