On Friday at 1:30 p.m., in its first annual Volunteer Appreciation
Reception, Maitland Library honored the 65+ volunteers and presenters who went the extra mile this last year to provide library users with information, entertainments, and essential services.
Karen Potter, the library's director, gave the opening address, thanking all the library's volunteers 7 times.
Ed Winn, Florida author and historian, spoke about his memories of the library, and donated several of his books on CD-Rom.
Author Chick O'Brien gave a tribute to the bravery of his relatives, 2 firefighters in New York City during 9/11/01.
Local businesses, including Qdoba's Mexican Grill, Kappy's Subs, Quizno's Sub, Firehouse Subs, and Publix Super Market supplied most of the delicious and hearty refreshments. Karen Potter provided the banana bread.
Guests included the Library Board, Friends of the Library, local authors and informational presenters, and two companies of Maitland firefighters.