For the seventh time in the series, Linda Mabie, owner of Linda’s Office Supplies and Gifts, once again offered a historical collectible ornament to her customers.
Commemorating this year’s ornament is the new Goshen Public Library and Historical Society, now located at 366 Main St.
Yearly, Mabie donates a portion of the sales to an organization associated with the building represented on the ornament.
This year, Yvonne Mirro, president of the Friends of the Public Library and Mary Troy, vice-president of the Friends, were pleased to accept a check for $600 from Mabie.
“We truly appreciate Linda’s generosity, not just for the library, but for our community, too." Mirro said. "The money will enable the Friends of the Library to purchase equipment and support library programs, like museum passes, ancestry.com, historical events, and book lectures not covered under the library budget."
Mabie’s first efforts in 2013 pictured the Goshen Public Library and Historical Society when it was sited at 203 Main St. Through the years, her annual ornaments include First Presbyterian Church, Goshen Town Hall, Harness Racing Museum, Historic Train Station and Goshen Village Hall.
The ornaments make great collectible gifts, for instance, as memories of hometown for children, or as birthday or wedding gifts. Mabie noted that some are currently out-of-stock, but she will have full stock in the fall.
“I get pleasure from donating funds to local organizations,” said Mabie. Concerning her choice in choosing the new library, she commented, “I want to support Goshen’s growth and what’s new and exciting in Town and, besides, I love to read.”
Mirro reminds the public that The Friends has a popular Book Store, located right inside the library’s front door, that offers new and gently used books, DVD’s, CD’s and Books on Tape for a good faith donation. “Stop in and browse,” said Mirro.
Note bene: Because of the coronavirus pandemic, the Goshen Public Library is closed for the next four weeks.