The 24th Friends Annual Meeting will be held on Sunday, January 13, in the downstairs meeting room of the Thomas Balch Library from 2-4 PM. In case of inclement weather, the make-up date will be on Sunday, January 27. The program will be "Oral History Series: Interview with Jim Lucier." This meeting also will include the election of the 2019 directors of the Friends of Thomas Balch Library Board.
Loudoun County, Virginia 2016
Founding member of the Black History Committee Elaine Thompson passed away on Sunday evening, October 9th,
A few words of appreciation to all from Friends President Donald G. Cooper, Ph.D—
Every successful fundraiser needs an army of volunteers to plan and execute it. For its 8th annual fundraising event held on September 13, the Friends enlisted a remarkable group of individuals, none more so than Friend and owner of Silverbrook Farm, Dorothy ("Dot") Shetterly. How to properly thank her? In the tradition of Thomas Balch Library, it seemed appropriate to look to history and genealogy. Thanks to the inspiration of Lewis Leigh, Jr., and Bill Ray, the Friends presented Dot with a framed chain of title for her family's property going back to pre-Revolutionary times.
I want to take this opportunity to thank the numerous individuals and firms who helped to make this fundraising event a success this year. First, I want to thank Dorothy Shetterly who graciously provided the use of Silverbrook Farm to Friends of Thomas Balch Library. Second, a special thank you to the fundraiser committee—Ron Rust, Lewis Leigh, Jr., Bill Ray, Susan Webber, Suzi Worsham, Patty Rogers-Renner, Sharon Parker, Brock Bierman, and Phil Lo Presti—who planned and executed this event
Third, thanks to our sponsors—Don Cooper, Rosalie and Lewis Leigh, Jr., Susan and George Webber, Sharon and Lew Parker, Lee and Paul Lawrence, Brock Bierman, Ron and Judy Rust, Marilyn Rogers-Renner and David Renner, James and Mary Grace Lucier, Jeffrey Bolyard, John and Mary Davis, Suzi and Travis Worsham, Engle, Paxton & Hawthorne Insurance Services, and Toth Financial Advisory Corporation. Fourth, thanks to our speakers Tracy Gillespie, the Hon. Gary Clemens, and Dr. Don Cooper for providing us information on the role of Loudoun County during the American Revolution. Fifth, a special thanks for the additional support provided by Gary Dickens, Rich Gillespie, Sarah Huntington, Laura Longley, William Ray, Middleburg Printers, PR Construction, United Site Services, and catering by Savoir Fare and Smokin' Willy. Finally, a thank you to all those who purchased tickets for the event, made donations, and bought raffle tickets. We appreciate your support.