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Dodge City Daily Globe - Dodge City, KS
  • DCPL to hold “Wine and Cheese” fundraiser

  • The Dodge City Public Library Foundation will be holding its seventh annual fall fundraiser at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 19, at Doge City Public Library. Tickets for the event are $25 and must be purchased in advance. The event will include a “Wine and Cheese Reception” and a talk from guest speaker paleontologist ...
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  • The Dodge City Public Library Foundation will be holding its seventh annual fall fundraiser at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 19, at Doge City Public Library. Tickets for the event are $25 and must be purchased in advance. The event will include a “Wine and Cheese Reception” and a talk from guest speaker paleontologist Michael Everhart. Library Director Cathy Reeves said the event makes for a nice evening out and is also a good way of showing support to the Library Foundation. “It's one way to show support to the library and what we are trying to do for the community,” Reeves said. “And its just a nice evening. It's a chance to get out as a couple or individual.” The Library Foundation uses proceeds from events like the fundraiser to assist the library in its needs. So far these have included the purchase of an AWE Early Literacy Station, ELMO projector, color copier for the public, computers, and a new circulation desk and tables for the Lois Flanagan Room. According to Reeves, the fundraiser has typically seen around 25 people in attendance in previous years. Reeves said the library hopes to see a similar turnout this year and has set a goal of raising four to five thousand dollars, a figure also comparable to previous fundraisers. Speaker Michael Everhart will discuss his book “Oceans of Kansas.” Everhart is Adjunct Curator of Paleontology at the Sternberg Museum of Natural History in Hays. For over thirty years he has collected fossils from the Smokey Hills Chalk of western Kansas. “Very few people in Kansas know anything about our fossil heritage and we're one of the best places in the world to collect fossils from [the late Cretaceous] time period,” Everhart said. “A lot of the late Cretaceous marine fossils that we're aware of were first described from fossils found in Kansas.” Everhart said these include giant turtles and the first birds with teeth. “There's just a lot of things that have been found here that I like to tell people about,” he added. The title of Everhart's book derives from the fact that modern day Kansas was under the ocean during the late Cretaceous period. Everhart will be bringing copies of his book for sale and will also be signing. He is willing to identify fossils for anyone who cares to bring them. The program will also feature a recognition of long time board member Jim Sherer, who passed away this past summer. Jim was a library supporter, program presenter and active member of the Foundation Board. Tickets to the fundraiser may be purchased at the library or from a Foundation Board Member. Tickets can also be ordered by mail by sending a check to the Library Foundation at the library's address noting the number of tickets you would like to purchase and $25 per ticket. Tickets will then be sent to the purchaser's address. For additional information, contact the library at 225-0248 or stop by at 1001 North 2nd Ave.
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