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Harford County Public Library Foundation raises record amount at ‘Stacks’ gala

Harford County Executive Barry Glassman and Harford County Public Library CEO Mary Hastler helped make the library’s “An Evening in the Stacks -- The Pink Edition” a big success. (Photo by Aven Love Studios)

Harford County Executive Barry Glassman and Harford County Public Library CEO Mary Hastler helped make the library’s “An Evening in the Stacks — The Pink Edition” a big success. (Photo by Aven Love Studios)

Event honorary co-chairs Sandi Linkous, a community volunteer, and Steve Linkous, president/CEO of Harford Mutual Insurance Company pose for a photo during the Harford County Public Library Foundation’s 14th annual gala “An Evening in the Stacks -- The Pink Edition.” (Photo by Aven Love Studios)

Event honorary co-chairs Sandi Linkous, a community volunteer, and Steve Linkous, president/CEO of Harford Mutual Insurance Company pose for a photo during the Harford County Public Library Foundation’s 14th annual gala “An Evening in the Stacks — The Pink Edition.” (Photo by Aven Love Studios)

Alex M. Allman, a principal with Offit Kurman and chair of the Harford County Public Library Foundation Board of Trustees, and Amy Allman, a pilates instructor with Bel Air Athletic Club, attended the foundation’s 14th annual gala “An Evening in the Stacks -- The Pink Edition.” (Photo by Aven Love Studios)

Alex M. Allman, a principal with Offit Kurman and chair of the Harford County Public Library Foundation Board of Trustees, and Amy Allman, a pilates instructor with Bel Air Athletic Club, attended the foundation’s 14th annual gala “An Evening in the Stacks — The Pink Edition.” (Photo by Aven Love Studios)

From left, Karen Streett, a neonatal intensive care nurse with University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Health and a consultant with Rodan & Fields; Rich Streett, co-owner and managing veterinarian of Churchville Veterinary Clinic, Greenbrier Veterinary Clinic and Swan Creek Veterinary Clinic; Melissa Streett, a nurse practitioner with Artistry in Plastic Surgery; and Chris Streett, co-owner/associate broker with Streett Hopkins Real Estate, enjoy their time at the Harford County Public Library Foundation’s 14th annual gala, “An Evening in the Stacks -- The Pink Edition.” (Photo by Aven Love Studios)

From left, Karen Streett, a neonatal intensive care nurse with University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Health and a consultant with Rodan & Fields; Rich Streett, co-owner and managing veterinarian of Churchville Veterinary Clinic, Greenbrier Veterinary Clinic and Swan Creek Veterinary Clinic; Melissa Streett, a nurse practitioner with Artistry in Plastic Surgery; and Chris Streett, co-owner/associate broker with Streett Hopkins Real Estate, enjoy their time at the Harford County Public Library Foundation’s 14th annual gala, “An Evening in the Stacks — The Pink Edition.” (Photo by Aven Love Studios)

James Kerner, superintendent with Plano-Coudon, gets a photo at the Harford County Public Library Foundation’s 14th annual gala “An Evening in the Stacks -- The Pink Edition, ” with Lynn Kerner, in corporate relations with Baltimore Gas & Electric. (Photo by Aven Love Studios)

James Kerner, superintendent with Plano-Coudon, gets a photo at the Harford County Public Library Foundation’s 14th annual gala “An Evening in the Stacks — The Pink Edition, ” with Lynn Kerner, in corporate relations with Baltimore Gas & Electric. (Photo by Aven Love Studios)

Stacey Rebbert, center, the director of marketing & corporate communications with Harford Mutual Insurance, and Mary Teddy Wray DDS, center right, CEO of Laurel Bush Family Dentistry, dance to music from the band Mood Swings the Harford County Public Library Foundation’s 14th annual gala “An Evening in the Stacks -- The Pink Edition.” (Photo by Aven Love Studios)

Stacey Rebbert, center, the director of marketing & corporate communications with Harford Mutual Insurance, and Mary Teddy Wray DDS, center right, CEO of Laurel Bush Family Dentistry, dance to music from the band Mood Swings the Harford County Public Library Foundation’s 14th annual gala “An Evening in the Stacks — The Pink Edition.” (Photo by Aven Love Studios)

Guests at the Harford County Public Library Foundation’s 14th annual gala “An Evening in the Stacks -- The Pink Edition” got on the dance floor at the Abingdon Library and enjoyed the entertainment of the band Mood Swings. (Photo by Aven Love Studios)

Guests at the Harford County Public Library Foundation’s 14th annual gala “An Evening in the Stacks — The Pink Edition” got on the dance floor at the Abingdon Library and enjoyed the entertainment of the band Mood Swings. (Photo by Aven Love Studios)

The Harford County Public Library Foundation raised a record of raised more than $126,000 at its 14th annual gala, “An Evening in the Stacks–The Pink Edition,” Oct. 13 at the Abingdon Library.

The money raised will be used to support Harford County Public Library’s new Tech Mobile and science, technology, reading, engineering, arts and mathematics programs and initiatives. Gala guests were able to experience some of the library’s technology including a Virtual Reality play with Richie’s Plank Experience on Oculus Rift and a trip to Monaco with Google Expeditions.

The honorary chairs of the gala were Steve Linkous, president and CEO of Harford Mutual Insurance Company, and Sandi Linkous, a community volunteer extraordinaire. The event’s theme focused on the Pink Panther and the quest to find the missing pink diamond.

The evening featured food provided by Chef’s Expressions and The Local Oyster plus regional cocktails and beverages courtesy of Coffee Coffee, Jim’s Bottleworks, Klein’s ShopRite, Diageo, Guinness and Smirnoff. Musical entertainment was provided by Mood Swings.

A live auction was conducted by Derek Hopkins and was assisted by master of ceremonies Kristy Breslin from WJZ-TV.

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