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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