As the end of the year is upon us, we would like to thank everyone that has participated and supported the “Little Library that Could”. The Friends of Makiki Community Library would especially like to send out a huge Mahalo to everyone that attended our successful fundraiser, A Taste for Books. Held on November 16th at St. Clement’s Church it brought together new and old volunteers, board members and active community members. We were honored and surprised by a visit from our Governor-Elect Neil Abercrombie, whom has been a huge advocate of MCL since it’s inception in the late 1970′s.
The monies that we raised through ticket sales, a silent auction and donations will ensure that MCL will keep it’s doors open for another year. We have so many people to thank that volunteered their time and services to make this event happen. Our dedicated volunteers: Gigiola, Julie, Harold, Bobbie, Berna, Bernard, Anthony, Brent & Sara, Lilla, Suzanne, students from Maryknoll and of course our fearless Board Members.
We would also like to send a huge shout out to all of the businesses that donated food and drinks!
Christa Wittmier of Better Brands for donating all of the wine.
Sure Shot Cafe for the delicious quiches and chocolate mousse cups. Makiki’s favorite neighborhood cafe!
Honolulu Burger Co. for the terrific sliders. Welcome to the neighborhood!
Auntie Pasto’s for the scrumptious Tiramisu. Longtime Makiki dining spot.
Arcadia for the yummy Mini-Manapua. One of our neighbors in Makiki!
The Hawaiian Chef for the Poi Battered Fish on Local Greens. Didn’t have to wait for the Thursday night Makiki Farmer’s Market to have some!
Kiba Cafe for the scrumptous Korean Manapua and Moroccan Chicken. We’ll see you at the next Makiki’s Farmer’s Market for seconds!
Creations in Catering for the use of the wine glasses. They made the wine taste that much better!
It was not only bringing in monetary donations to the library but it also helped raise awareness of all that happens at our community library and creates fellowship for all that live and work in our neighborhood.
We look forward to see what 2011 brings and we hope to have you along for the ride!
Governor Neil Abercrombie with Marilyn Bornhorst
(left to right): Wendy Maxwell-FMCL President, Amy Kimura-Volunteer, Marilyn Bornhorst-Community Member & Former City Council Woman