â€œWeâ€™re getting very close to our goal,â€ said Fulton Public Library Trustees President Marian Stanton when she announced that the library is hosting a fund raising dinner on Saturday, April 24, at 6 p.m. at the Fulton Polish Home to benefit the Elevator Construction Fund. â€œConstruction of the elevator tower on the back of our historic building has begun, and we expect to have the project complete by early June,â€ Stanton said.
â€œThe Polish Home has very generously donated the use of their facility for this event, and four groups of area musicians have also donated their time and talents to help us complete our fund raising for this very needed public good,â€ Stanton said.
Dinner will include a chicken barbeque by Chef John Rebeor, served with baked beans, salt potatoes, coleslaw, and a homemade dessert, followed by music by Jacqui McCarthy and The Rose Tree, Cassidy and McHale, Dan Cleveland and Friends, and Mary Reidy, harper, and Friends. Dinner and the show will be just $15, Stanton said.
Stanton explained that the project is for a four-level tower housing a small-cab elevator for three persons or a person in a wheelchair with a companion, and will make all three public floors of the building accessible to all patrons. The elevator will also be able to reach the river level, according to Stanton. She said that another grant to finish the dirt floor and to build a staircase from the river level to the childrenâ€™s room has been received, and the City has pledged in kind services to complete the floor.