Story last updated at 2:58 p.m. Thursday, December 19, 2002

Library fund-raiser successful
The New Library Project's first "Dewey" fund-raising event, "The White Dove," sponsored by The Grog Shop, Forget-Me-Not Flowers & Gifts, and the Friends of the Homer Public Library, was a sellout success. We thank Homer's theater community for donating a wonderful evening of drama and history, which raised $1,400 for the new library. We are forever grateful to playwright Shirley Timmreck, who dedicated the premiere reading of her original play, "The White Dove," to the library in memory of her dear friend Joy Griffin.

Under the direction of Barbara Petersen, actors Carlos Freeman, Ann Griffin, Arthur Griffith, Ken Landfield, Jan Needham, Lance Petersen and Dan Westerburg transported the audience of more than 50 people back to 15th century Domremy, France, for the little-known story of suffering, hardship and, finally, restitution experienced by Joan of Arc's family after she was burned at the stake.

Special, heartfelt thanks goes to Kathleen Putman, the library's capital campaign coordinator, who was responsible for pulling the whole evening together and throwing a truly terrific party for the audience, "The White Dove" ensemble, and volunteers. We thank the many volunteers who contributed delicious homemade desserts and the wonderful Bunnell Street Gallery for providing the perfect setting for this special evening.

Thank you all, again, for making it an unforgettable evening and helping us kick off what we hope is a successful series of fund-raisers for Homer's new library.

Helen Hill, Library Director