As a result of their efforts, as well as the vendors, and the customers who attended the show, Magnetic Moon was able to donate $1300. The check was presented by Michael Davidson and Kathy Lambert to Kate Cauble, Chair of the Friends of the Effingham Library and Marilyn Swan, Library Director at the library open house on Wednesday, November 30th . The money raised will go towards improvements to the childrens room at the library, including new flooring. new tables and children’s programs. “We feel that fostering a love of reading and instilling a love of the library into children is very important”, says Lambert. “Books are a way for children to discover their world”.
This year, Friends of the Effingham Library was unable to the put on the show, and Magnetic Moon Fairs and Festivals of Effingham, stepped up to the plate. “Our town library is very important to us and serves the community with a wide variety of functions. We couldn’t see the library losing out on those extra funds.” says Michael Davidson of Magnetic Moon. “When we found out FEL wasn’t doing the craft fair, we immediately picked it up as one of our venues. It is an important event for the library, that could not be lost”
For the past 7 years, Friends of the Effingham Library have put on this craft fair to raise money. FEL has used this money for shelving, books and other needs of the library not necessarily covered under town budget.
Magnetic Moon Fairs and Festivals is a local company who plans and promotes several events throughout the year, and donates money to charities from each event. It is their way of giving back to the community. Magnetic Moon also assists charities properly conduct fundraising events helping them raise funds more effectively.