A Festival of Dinner Parties Benefits the Essex Library
Back by Popular Demand!
What if you gave a dinner party – or 15 – and everyone who loves the library came? That’s what’s happening when the Essex Library throws its gala Festival of Dinner Parties on September 9th. This event was so successful in 2014 that area residents have been urging the Friends of the Library to have this special event again this year. The festivities kick off with an elegant pre-dinner reception. The library will be transformed with fall flowers as guests mingle and enjoy aperitifs and hors d’oeuvres.
At 6:30 p.m. the real fun begins when guests learn the names of their hosts and where they will be attending their dinner parties. Guests will then depart for their destinations at one of more than 15 charming private homes in the town of Essex.
The Essex Library is unique in that it serves as a public library open to all, but gets more than half its funding from private donors and through events like the Festival of Dinner Parties.
Tickets for the Festival are $75 per person or $150 per couple and are available at the library at 33 West Avenue. Individuals and couples are welcomed. For more information, call Essex Library Director Richard Conroy at 860 767-1560.