The grand opening ceremony took place on October 31 at 1 p.m. Percy the giraffe (a giant floor cushion) welcomed our guests to the children's library. It was great to see so many people come and share in our excitement of the new, accessible addition. It also became very warm in the room with so many people!
After speeches detailing the history and progress of the project, the fundraising effort and speeches of thanks, the library board (and future board member?) was called to the front to accept applause for a job well done. Sorry Susan for cutting you off in the picture.
Project Co-ordinator Ken Ahrens was happy to report the project came in 'on time, under budget and no injuries'. Wait a minute - Jim has just presented Ken with the only injury on the job - a level that was run over by some type of machine.
a gift to the library of a beautiful signed print of books and children reading. Jim, you must be so happy your wife Anne Marie has such good taste!
Then it was time for posing with the cake prior to cutting it. From the left: Library Board Chair Charles Fitzsimmons, West Perth Mayor John Van Bakel, Library Manager Caroline Shewburg and Perth-Wellington MPP John Wilkinson.
Thank you to David for the use of some of your pictures. (He was not the photographer of the picture that cut off Susan)