Friday is The Big Day at Marble Falls Library

Glynis Crawford Smith/The Highlander

'New Discoveries,' a bronze statute by local sculptor Dan Pogue depicts the world the Marble Falls Library opens to its youth. The 20th Anniversary of the Marble Falls Library at its 101 Main Street home will conclude Friday, Oct. 6, with The Big Day--a community-wide celebration at the library beginning at 2 p.m.

By Glynis Crawford Smith

The Highlander

The 20th Anniversary Celebration of Marble Falls Library at 101 Main Street concludes with a communtiy-wide event--The Big Day--Friday, Oct. 6.

The Big Day, including a performance by the Hill Country Community Band, under the direction of Bo Boshears, will begin a 2 p.m. Friday.

Charles Hundley, former superintendent of the Marble Falls Independent School District, is the featured speaker, but he will not be alone in 20th-year recognition. Area judges and elected officials are expected, as well as, Jerome Rugen of Delineations Inc. to comment on new library renovations.

The entire week is sponsored by Friends of the Marble Falls Library, the nonprofit organization that sponsored the fund drives and man the thrift store that built the old 4th Street Library and the new, and now improved, 101 Main Street facility.

Historian Jane Knapik, PhD, and Rose will take a look back at that history.

Today the Friends board consists of Joe Wizansky, president; Mardi Cockerham, vice president; Carolyn Alley, secretary; Bill Gaylord, treasurer; members Pat Bentley, Rose Butler, Jess Lofgreen, Ronald Nicholas, Kaye Owen and Gladys Tynes; and ex-officio members Cervantez and Amanda Rose, library director.

Members from 1996-1997, when the current library was being constructed, will be honored Friday, also. They include Delores Whitman, Sherri White, Linda Williams, Carolyn Thornton, Marie Snider, Carolyn Thornton, Sara Teague, the late Jim Taylor, Camille Sweigart, the late Helen Stover, Marie Snider, Carolyn Thornton, Sara Teague, Cynthia Russell, Becky Robinson, Bob Macrae, Bobbie Kinder, Patty Hundley, Susan Doughtie, Joe DeAtkine, Adam Bowen, Linda Beno, Hazel Beard and Barbara Akridge.

The entire Highland Lakes community is invited to share in refreshments, entertainment and an afternoon the Friends and their guests.

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