Library centennial kicks off with fundraiser
To kick off the summer with the Goldendale Community Library’s centennial celebrations, The Glass Onion Restaurant and Gallery will hold a benefit for the library on Sunday, June 24.
The evening will start at 3 p.m. with an artist vendor reception on the front yard of The Glass Onion, 604 S Columbus Ave. The dinner will be three courses and begins at 4 p.m.
“There’s going to be choices for each course,” said Maren McGowan, co-owner of The Glass Onion. There will be an appetizer, a salad, and an entrée, with three choices per course. The protein options for the entrée include vegetarian, fish, and beef.
There will be live music as well, featuring Tim and Laurie Southworth, and Star Meichtry. In addition, those patrons who are over 21 can purchase a glass of wine to enjoy on the porch of The Glass Onion.
Tickets are $50 per person for the dinner and reservations are required, but the attendance at the artist reception is free.
“There’s no requirement that you have to come to the dinner,” said McGowan.
Fifty percent of the ticket cost will go to the Friends of the Library organization, and 15 percent of anything purchased from an artist vendor will also be donated to Friends of the Library.
McGowan says she is anticipating a good crowd.
“You never know what to expect,” she said. “I think we’re going to have a great turn out because I think the library is such an important part of the community.”
McGowan wanted to encourage the fact that anyone can show up to browse the artist vendors free of charge.
“We really wanted to open it up to being more of a community event,” she added. “I think people are pretty passionate about our library.”