Editor's Note: This letter was sent to Michelle Simakis, former editor of Cleveland Heights Patch, last week following Nighttown's donation of $1,650 raised during Patch and Nighttown's debate watch parties this fall.
To: Michelle Simakis, Cleveland Heights Patch
Brendan Ring, Nighttown
Dear Michelle and Bruce,
Adaora Schmiedl has told me that you had the idea of raising funds for the FRIENDS in the two recent Presidential Debate parties at Nighttown. Our sincere thanks to you both and to Brendan Ring for hosting the events. Nancy Levin, library director, was able to attend both parties and said they were lots of fun and great PR for the FRIENDS as well. We are delighted to accept the $1,650 and promise to use it for library programming or equipment to benefit the whole community. Many thanks to everyone involved. Adaora sent out a wonderful flyer to notify the whole membership and I think quite a few FRIENDS were able to attend.
The gift is especially pleasing because it was so unexpected! We are grateful for your continued support and appreciate very much the two WiseUp fundraisers held earlier at Nighttown. In May of this year we had a large downstairs book sale that netted $6,500, but we are working hard to make the continuous sales in the upstairs bookshop and the impulse shelves downstairs our main source of funds.
Last Sunday at our Annual Meeting, we celebrated the FRIENDS' fiftieth anniversary! I am attaching to this email my 2012 Report to the Membership that was included in the programme booklet. In it I had a brief but sincere thank you to local businesses like yours that have supported the FRIENDS and the Heights library. We are truly grateful to you.
FRIENDS President, 2011-12