Thursday, December 29, 2016

Sponsors for 2017 Mini Golf in the Library

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On December 28, 2016, The Republican published this story about our upcoming Mini Golf fundraiser and our request for sponsors for 2017: "Tee off to help library"
(See also the MassLive version posted the next day.)

We are pleased that many of last year's sponsors wish to sponsor again. We thank in particular two sponsors who have DOUBLED their level of sponsorship and sent us their checks promptly:
  • Ross Insurance Agency
  • Conklin Office Furniture
Ross Insurance Agency became our first Event Sponsor for 2017, sponsoring at the Gold Level.

Conklin Office Furniture is the first of our Hole Sponsors for 2017. They have chosen to sponsor one of the premium holes: the 18th Hole.  On our Friends Facebook page Conklin Office Furniture commented,
"Something to look forward to in 2017! A fun time and such a great cause! Thanks for all the work you do Friends of the Holyoke Public Library."
For more information about our April 2017 fundraiser and how to become a sponsor, visit this Mini Golf page on the HPL website:

We'll update this page as additional sponsorships come in.

December 30: We are happy to welcome a NEW sponsor for 2017: Racing Mart Fuels, 330 Main Street, Holyoke. Racing Mart is an Event Sponsor at the Bronze level.

A sponsorship check from Marcotte Ford, 1025 Main Street, Holyoke, arrived in our mailbox in early January. We welcome Marcotte Ford as an Event Sponsor at the Bronze level.

On January 10, CareerPoint returned as a sponsor, increasing their contribution to become an Event Sponsor at the Silver level this year. Thank you!

Aaron's, 740 High Street, will sponsor the 1st Hole. This is their second year of sponsoring a Premium Hole at the $500 level. Much appreciated!  Store Manager Rob Lopez presented the Aaron's check to Sandy Ward, Mini Golf chair, on Friday January 27.

Mount Holyoke College has become an Event Sponsor at the Bronze level, thanks to Kevin McCaffrey, MHC Director of Government and Community Relations.

HAP Housing will again be a Sponsor in 2017, this time as an Event Sponsor at the Bronze Level.

Daniel Deschaine, owner of Reliable Computer, presented a check to Sandy on February 22. Last year he decorated Hole #14 with a variety of computer parts and creative signs. He's eager to return as sponsor of that same section of the course, which weaves through the book stacks on Level 1. A reliable Hole Sponsor!

River Valley Counseling Center will return as a Hole Sponsor. Angela Callahan enjoyed hosting Hole #17 last year in the Teen Room. This year she will be at Hole #11, in the Children's Activity Room on Level 2.

Hole #18 will be in the Teen Room for 2017.

Conklin Office Furniture is the proud sponsor of the 18th Hole. On March 3, Mike Morin (marketing coordinator) and owners Franco and Rosemary Arnold came to scope out the space and practice some mini golf. Fun! They also enjoyed a tour of the Library including the Holyoke History Room. For more photos, see 3/5/17 blog entry.

Holyoke Gas & Electric is an Event Sponsor at the Gold Level. We are delighted to have HG&E's support again this year.

Witman Properties, 121 Main St, Holyoke, joins us as a new Event Sponsor, at the Bronze Level.

Open Square returns as a Hole Sponsor for 2017.

State Representative Aaron Vega is a Hole Sponsor for the second year in a row. What obstacle will he bring this year?  Last spring a copy of the thick Massachusetts Budget was in our way.

Homewood Suites by Hilton returns not only as a Hole Sponsor, but also as donor of one night of free lodging (to be auctioned off during our Swing into Spring Cocktail Party April 7).

Mass. Surgical Supply will again be a Hole Sponsor.

Logos of all the sponsors listed above were incorporated into the design of the 2017 Scorecard to be given to each player.  Hadley Printing completed and delivered the beautiful scorecards in late March.

Positronic Farms, a very new enterprise in Holyoke, joined us as a new Event Sponsor a few days after the scorecard was finished. We were able to add Positronic Farms to the "Thanking our Sponsors" sign March 30, just before printing at the Holyoke Creative Arts Center print shop.

The next day HAP Housing announced a name change to Way Finder. We are grateful for their support, regardless of name.

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Ornaments on sale at Library

This is the latest addition (2016) to the Friends series of ornaments depicting historic Holyoke buildings and scenes.  It is a 21st Century view of our public library showing the new addition and entrance facing Chestnut Street.    (Scroll below for additional photos of this one.)

You can buy this lovely new ornament at the Library Circulation Desk; the price is $20.  Other ornaments, including the Maple Street view of the 1902 Library, are also available.