A heart-felt thank-you from the James W. Curry Library

Editor’s note: The following is a thank-you letter from James W. Curry Library Director Judith Williams.

BROOKS HILL — I have so very many people to thank for the success of our first ever Christmas @ Curry Festival of Lights!

First, let me thank everyone who came out to view the lights and stop by the concession stand. Thanks to you, we will be able to add new features for next year to make for an even more enjoyable and festive event.

Next, let me thank the many, many helping hands that provided the sweat equity to make this all come together. From young to not-so-young, your efforts helped make a great idea a reality.

Also, let me thank everyone for their donations of Christmas materials, baked goods, advice and direction, money, hand-crafted items, time, energy, patience, the odd reality checks and much-needed words of encouragement.

Thanks to the individuals (Opal Woodson), families (Kristie Tenney), and organizations (Mimi Riffle) who took on the challenge of decorating a site and to all the businesses (Lowe’s, Harbor Freight, Dollar Tree, Walmart) who made generous donations.

Thanks as well to the Upshur County Commission, Upshur County Administrator Carrie Wallace, and Greg Harris of the County Maintenance Department for all they did. Thanks to our fundraising committee; Shanna Collins (for a brilliant idea) and Sara Collins.

A special thanks to everyone involved in making our live nativity happen. Last but certainly not least, thanks to Chief Shaw and the men and women of the Selbyville Volunteer Fire Department for their logistical support, their terrific display, treats, and special guests.

There are some things we will do differently and better next year; we learned a lot and are grateful for your patience and understanding (and yes, next year there will be coffee by popular demand).

Thank you all from the bottom of my heart.

With deepest gratitude,

Judith Williams, Director, James W. Curry Public Library

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