Foley Library started by Foley Woman’s Club
Guest speaker Rusty Anglin reminded members of the Foley Woman’s Club that the Foley Woman’s Club actually started the Foley Library in 1923 and ran it for a number of years.
Anglin, president of the Friends of the Foley Library, said in 1957, the club asked the City of Foley to assume responsibility for operations at the library.
However, the FWC has continued to support libraryi activities thru the years.
The Friends of the Library is a volunteer organization of supporters that operatesd a used book store inside the nationally recognized library, which is a tremendous source of pride to the citizens of the area.
Mad Hatters’ chair, Kelly Barrett announced the profit from the annual event this year of $21,000. All funds will be donated to various organizations in Baldwin County that give assistance to women and children.
The FWC May meeting will be a pot luck lunch at the home of Frances Holk-Jones on May 6 at 11:30 a.m.
Pictured: Rusty Anglin, President of the Friends of the Foley Library and his wife Chris who is the current President of the Foley Woman’s Club. (Submitted by Barbara McCamish)