Appomattox Garden Club

Eloise Thomas (left) and Anne Robinson from the Appomattox Garden Club, hanging the last of the wreaths at the J. Robert Jamerson Memorial Library.

The staff of the J. Robert Jamerson Memorial Library hopes that everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving. We are feeling blessed to be able to help the community during the Holiday Season by giving back to Appomattox with the support of our patrons.

The Library is all aglow with holiday lights and decorations. The Appomattox Garden Club has played a huge rule, once again, by making handmade wreaths and swags for the outside of the Library. We would like to thank the Appomattox Garden Club for donating their time and talent to help make the Library full of festive Christmas Spirit. The Garden Club has been making this a tradition for about 20 years.

For the Tuesday, Nov. 26 “Wrapping for a Claws,” Library employee Katharine Bloodworth along with family and friends were busy wrapping holiday packages. We started off slow last week, but this week things really picked up! We would like to give a huge thank you to Carolyn Dolan and the girls from Miss American Star Achievement for showing up and giving a helping hand wrapping gifts. There are only four dates left if you want to get your own packages wrapped up with some holiday bling in exchange for pet food and other pet related items. 

All donations will be given to the Appomattox Animal Shelter to help unwanted and stray pets through the holidays while they wait for their forever homes. You should consider adding a new family member and take home a new best friend from the shelter. This will be the fifth year the Library has hosted this much-needed program as a part of our community outreach during the Holiday Season.

It is with a grateful heart that we announce that all our ornaments for the “Be A Santa To A Senior” tree have been selected! If you would still like to participate you can bring in an unwrapped gift for a local senior citizen, and we will make sure that it goes toward the program. Just in case someone’s ornament doesn’t come back, or a few more names have been added to the list last minute, the organization will have gifts to select from.

We are still collecting gently used and new items for the St. Anne’s Community Christmas Tree outreach program for local families in need. This year they will be providing gifts for children from babies to 13 years of age. The Library has been able to be a part of this program for over a decade with the generous support of our patrons. Please remember those less fortunate that reside in Appomattox and help make their Holiday Season merry and bright.

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