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John Mills presents donation to Boston Library Board members

SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL LIBRARY — Erie County Legislator John Mills recently presented the Boston Free Library with a $760 donation. The funds were raised during his first annual hot dog roast fundraiser. Pictured, from left: Library Board Member Gary Vara, Boston Free Library Director Laura McLeod, Mills and Library Board President Suzanne Borowicz.
BOSTON — Erie County Legislator John Mills recently met with Boston Free Library Director Laura McLeod, Library Board President Suzanne Borowicz and Library Board Member Gary Vara to present a $760 donation, to support improvements at the library. The funds were raised on Aug. 16, during Mills’ first annual hot dog roast fundraiser at that library.

“I am pleased to present this $760 donation to the library, following a very successful fundraiser,” Mills said. “I extended a challenge to the library to exceed this year’s total at next year’s hot dog roast and, with a great director, board, volunteers and supporters, I know this event will grow tremendously. This was an exciting and fun first hot dog roast and I want to thank the community for attending and showing their support.”

McLeod said, “The Boston Free Library would like to thank Legislator Mills for his support of the library. The money raised at this event will help with the purchase of a new front door for the library, providing increased energy efficiency and security. We look forward, with great anticipation, to many more hot dog roasts, in the years to come.”

Following the 2012 legislative redistricting process, Mills’ coverage area was expanded to include the town of Boston, making this the first year he hosted a hot dog roast at that library.

Six years ago, Mills started the fundraising effort, which the legislator said uses a portion of his salary to support. He donates 100 percent of the proceeds to the host library and has raised approximately $30,000 in six years, to boost the branches in his district.

For more information about the hot dog roast fundraisers or to speak with Mills, contact his legislative office at 858-8850 or email

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2012-10-20 | 13:59:55
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