Busi­nesses aided li­brary’s event

Daily Freeman (Kingston, NY) - - LOCAL NEWS -

Dear Peo­ple editor, Thanks to the gen­eros­ity of lo­cal busi­nesses, Red Hook Pub­lic Li­brary was able to host a suc­cess­ful re­cep­tion for Bard College’s Of­fice for In­ter­na­tional Students on Hard­scrab­ble Day.

We had a chance to show­case our ex­cep­tional com­mu­nity spirit, and en­cour­aged the students to wan­der the vil­lage and view the pa­rade. Hard­scrab­ble is one of the busiest days of the year for our lo­cal busi­nesses, but sev­eral made time to sup­port our ef­forts with de­li­cious de­liv­er­ies, free of charge.

Vil­lage Pizza do­nated and de­liv­ered large, hot piz­zas, as well as tote bags for students to take home. En­chanted Café pro­vided sev­eral va­ri­eties of truly sen­sa­tional muffins. Taste Budd’s de­liv­ered a tray fea­tur­ing some of their best­selling pas­tries and a wel­com­ing note to students. The Ro­tary also came out in force, with many of their mem­bers at­tend­ing and bring­ing a dona­tion of hand-baked cook­ies. The Vil­lage of Red Hook’s Deputy Mayor, Brent Ko­valchik, made time to join us and talk per­son­ally with each of the at­tend­ing students.

Bard College’s in­ter­na­tional students had a chance to learn what we’ve al­ways known — Red Hook is an amaz­ing com­mu­nity. We’re for­tu­nate to be able to serve it.

ERICA FREUDENBERGER DAWN JAR­DINE Red Hook The writ­ers are, re­spec­tively, di­rec­tor and as­sis­tant di­rec­tor of Red Hook Pub­lic Li­brary.

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