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Collins Library breaks record with 2013 fundraiser

TURN OVER A NEW LEAF — Erie County Legislator John Mills is pictured, presenting a donation for $1,116 to Collins Public Library Director Karen McClure, on July 15. The funds were raised on June 8, during Mills’ annual hot dog roast.
COLLINS — Erie County Legislator John Mills announced that the seventh annual Collins Public Library hot dog roast raised $1,116, to support the library’s efforts to install self-checkout kiosks.

“This is the seventh year I have hosted a fundraiser at the Collins Library and the community, once again, showed their strong dedication to the library,” Mills said. “Thanks to the community’s support, the Collins Library has set a new personal best, with $1,116 raised.

“Under the leadership of Library Director Karen McClure, I know these funds will go a long way, to benefit the library,” the legislator added.

McClure explained that the branch is preparing to install new self-checkout kiosks, as part of a stated goal of improving efficiency at the library. The funds will be used to purchase desks or tables, along with other accessories, to operate the kiosks.

“The Collins Library would like to thank Legislator Mills for donating his time and all the proceeds from his hot dog roast,” McClure said. “The funds raised, through his continuing dedication, enable us to fulfill projects that add to the library and the community it represents.

“The fundraiser itself is always a celebration of good food, entertainment and a gathering of friends and neighbors,” the library director added. “We always have a wonderful time, when he hosts these picnics at our library. I look forward to continuing the tradition with him, in the future.”

Mills’ hot dog roast fundraisers have raised almost $40,000, for the libraries in his district.

For more information or to speak with Mills, contact the legislative office at 858-8850 or email john.mills@erie.gov.
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