Archive for May 27, 2015

Unique Items Featured In The Friends Of Warren Library Craft Sale

Libraries are an essential place for learning. When people want to learn or find something from a much more reliable source than the internet, then they can always turn to libraries. Libraries are also the perfect place where people can read and study in silence without having to worry about any type of distraction. This is the reason why libraries should always be maintained and kept functioning at full percent. Unfortunately, with the state of most libraries, this idea may not have been realized like it should have been. But one Library in Warren Town, New Jersey, is doing its best to do that.

The Friends of Warren Library have come up of a conventional way to raise money for the library’s benefit. Their main goal is to raise funds by way of special events and fundraising events.

This time, they are holding a craft show and fair. The Friends of Warren Library Craft Show & Fair will be featuring a variety of local artisans whose hand-crafted items will be up for sale. The products that will be featured in the fair will be diversified and range from cow’s milk to tasty treats as well as soap and various beauty products.

Attendees and various other people could literally find anything in the fair. There are local vendors who sell jewelry, desserts, clothes and toys. If you are a fan of the arts, you can find exquisite paintings being sold in the fair as well. Not to mention a selection of ceramics, glass and wood items which were all made by artistic hand.

According to one of the vendors who had participated in the fair, the items that are being sold there are not just for the library and for the shoppers but for the vendors as well. She said that each item being sold there has a meaning and shows the workmanship of the one who handcrafted them.

There are also items that are perfect for those who love cartoons and stuffed animals as there is a stall there that sells merchandise like My Little Pony pajamas and stuffed animals as well as cuddly bears.

The library also accepts monetary donations.

St. Mary’s Church Receives ₤35,000 For Roof Restoration Project

Hitchin, Hertfordshire – April 2, 2015 – The vicar of the Historical St. Mary’s Church at Hitchin is expressing overwhelming gratitude for the Comet after helping them secure a ₤35,000 that will be used for the roof restoration of the parish.

This financial grant was made possible through the roof repair fund scheme that was initially launched in December last year by the Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne from his budget that would aim to address the roof situation and the repairs needed at ancient churches all around the country.

The grant that was given to St. Mary’s Church was only a small part of a large funding package of ₤30 million meant for churches. Unfortunately for these churches, not all of them are aware that there is a scheme such as this but it was a good thing that Editor John Francis managed to tip off the church and they were able to apply.

Once they were confirmed for the grant, the team rector of Hitchin who also happens to be one of the vicars of St. Mary’s acknowledged that the Comet had helped rescue the historical church.

They said that it was great that the newspaper was able to spot the grant and managed to inform the church right away while also mentioning John Francis’ key role in the grant.

John said that it was their duty to provide the public with news whether it is online, in the paper or out and when they heard about the grant they only did what was necessary and passed the good news to the church.

He also said that they knew about the needs of the church because they have regularly coverage of the church, mostly concerning its restoration and that the grant was the perfect opportunity for them.

The people of the church said that they have come a long way in terms of their struggle to restore the roof of the church but they also admitted that they still have far to go.

Through their fundraising programs, St. Mary’s is hoping that in due time, they will be able to bring back a solid and unyielding roofing back at the church and this grant is a step closer to their goal.