Friends of Birch Bay Library raised $20,000 in 2020 fundraising
Friends of Birch Bay Library (FOBBL) presented a $20,000 check to the Whatcom County Library Foundation and Whatcom County Library System on December 28 to fund the future Birch Bay library. The nonprofit’s president Dianne Marrs-Smith said the organization now has close to $180,000, but will need $3.5 million to build the library. The past year’s fundraising was one of the group’s best, she said, because they were forced to get creative with how they raised money. “We did very well this year in light of all the restrictions,” Marrs-Smith said. From l; Wendy McLeod, Michael Cox, Doralee Booth, Christine Perkins, Brian Bell, Dianne Marrs-Smith, Ruth Higgins, Peter Young, Jennifer Rick, Connie Taylor, Sharman Burnam, Keith Alesse and Saara Kuure.