To the Editor:

The Darien Library’s ninth annual fundraising gala —  The Secret Garden Gala — was held on Saturday, June 3, and was a fantastic night enjoyed by all. Thank you to everyone in the community who came out to support the Library and its services to our town. We raised more than $100,000 and all proceeds will support the Library’s purchase of books, DVDs, technology, research databases, and the many programs offered for children, teens and adults.

A very special thanks to our sponsors who continue to invest in the Library and the community of Darien:

Event Sponsors: Darien Rowayton Bank, David Harvey Jewelers, New Canaan/Darien Magazine and Two Roads Brewing Company.

Auction Sponsors:  Bar Method, Ben Larrabee Photography, Monica Billeter, Bloom & Wick, BMW of Darien, Stacy and Nick Branca, Casey McBride Yoga, Lauren Chisholm, Darien After School, Darien Volunteer Fire Department, Darien YMCA, Kristen Edwards, Brian Erdlen, The Erickson Family, Everything is Rosey, Andrew Freeman, Steve Fritsch, Frosty Bear Ice Cream, The Gardener's Center & Florist, Sandy Garnett, Gut Reaction, The Hairy Barker, Hands on Pottery, Heights Pizza, The Hermitage Club, Infinity Fitness, Jack Dog Studio, Kings Highway Tennis Club, Stefanie Lacoff and The Capitol Theater, Lanphier Day Spa, Lynne Byrne Photography, Meatball & Co, Michael Joseph's Catering, Mini of Fairfield County, Nicholas Roberts Fine Wines, David Nelson and 1020 Post, NYC FC, Peter Monin Photography, Posh Nail & Spa, Katie Re Scheidt, Runner's Roost, Robert Schlein & Emily Kroenlein, Simply Creative Catering, Andrew Stefanou Salon & Spa, Jayme Stevenson, Williams & Co, Terrie Wood.

Additionally, we would like to thank Nielsen’s Florist for helping us to transform the library into a Secret Garden.

And no event succeeds without great leadership, and we want to thank the committee: Stacey Tié, chairman, Catherine Bailey, Alison Gird, Kathy Hardy and Sarah Madson

Kevin Gasvoda & Tara Ochman

Library Board of Trustees