Philanthropic Fun: Love for the Library
An outdoor fundraiser on the Milton H. Latter Memorial Library grounds bolstered the library’s beautification initiatives.
“Growing Partnerships with Latter Library,” benefited the Latter Library Garden Conservancy, which is in charge of the ongoing beautification of the grounds of the Milton H. Latter Memorial Library on St. Charles Avenue. This year, the event surpassed its fundraising goal and raised $15,500.
Miles Mumford and Spencer Shilstone, founders of MileStone Pictures LLC, served as Event Chairs. Marianne Mumford, Miles and Spencer delivered remarks to the 100 guests.
The lively outdoor event featured music and activities for the whole family to enjoy. Table arrangements and decorations were created by Beverly Church. Landscape Images tailored the landscaping for the gala.
The Wine Cellar provided libations to pair with tacos cooked by La Cocinita and Asi Pop-up Kitchen making delicious crepes. Local rock band, The Bummers, provided evening entertainment. Fait Nola brought their eclectic collection of plants in their mobile greenhouse pop-up, handing out terrariums and smiles with their French Bulldog. Kids’ activities included a plant-themed crafts table, cornhole and a fire pit for s’mores.
The auction offered prizes such as a getaway to private homes in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico and Minocqua, Wisconsin.
Event at a Glance
What: “Growing Partnerships with Latter Library,” benefiting Milton H. Latter Memorial Library
When: Thursday, November 8
Where: Milton H. Latter Memorial Library
Co-Chairs John Bland and Nicole Kniffen
Karen Giger, Garden Conservancy Coordinator Marianne Mumford, Library Manager Missy Abbott and Alan Mumford