HLF Holiday Gala

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SAVE THE DATE! Dec 10, 2024 Holiday Gala

HLF 2023 GALA

Wow, what an evening!  The 2023 Holiday Gala was one of our most successful ever. 

It was a sold-out house, with a fabulous meal, great music, lots of gift buying opportunities at the silent auction tables, and an over-the-top live auction with our own State Senator Mike McGuire.  He shares our passion for the library and sparked a fuse with our guests – who responded generously and had lots of fun along the way.

We presented the 2023 Helen Everett Award to our beloved former board member, Pam Cavanagh, recognized former honorees, and Legacy Circle members.  We celebrated the library staff and the wonder of the public library as an important institution in our community.  

The Gala is our biggest fundraiser of the year – we are already thinking about the next and hope you will join us.

Thank you to all our donors – the sponsors, the ticket buyers, the artists and businesses who donated items for the auction.  You all made it a terrific success.

2023 Gala Patrons:

LUMINARY
  • Verne & Nancy Frost
  • Michele McKeegan & Ed Olsgard
  • Zhao Ellis Parks
  • Pacific Gas & Electric
  • RWE
  • Kusum Stokes
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HELEN EVERETT CIRCLE
  • Cal Poly Humboldt Foundation & Sponsored Programs Foundation
  • Maggie Fleming
  • Richard & Suzanne Hendry
  • Recology Humboldt County
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LITERARY LION
  • Cindy & Wesley Chesbro
  • Susan O’Connor
  • Pierson Building Center
  • Providence Humboldt County
  • Redwood Capital Bank
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LAUREATE
  • JoAnn Bauer
  • Eureka Books
  • William Greenwood & Marty Carlson

  • Susan Hansen
  • Hubbard’s German Auto, Inc.
  • Kathy & Dick Laforge
  • Mary Lou & Alan Lowry
  • Elizabeth Murguia
  • TriCounties Bank
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BOOK LOVER
  • Mary Ann Bansen
  • Michelle & David Bushnell
  • Juan Pablo Cervantes
  • Jim & Donna Clark
  • Bob & Mary Gearheart
  • Mary Gelinas and Roger James
  • Hal & Margot Genger
  • Lori Goodman
  • Zuretti & Brenda Goosby
  • Dan & Donna Hauser
  • Representative Jared Huffman
  • Jack & Peggy Irvine
  • Martha & Fred Johansen
  • Kel Karges
  • Mel & Holly Kreb
  • Peter & Nancy LaVallee
  • Thomas Mays
  • Mike & Jane Minor
  • Julie Ohnemus
  • Sofie Pereira
  • Frances Rapin
  • Sherman Schapiro & Eva Janson
  • Penny & Wayne Sohrakoff
  • Jeff & Lynn Todoroff
  • Sara Traphagen & Dave Duda
  • Anda Webb & Jud Ellinwood
  • Assemblymember Jim Wood
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BIBLIOPHILE
  • Steve Allen
  • Judy Anderson
  • Julie Angles
  • Patricia Bitton
  • Pam Cahill
  • Jane Callahan
  • Pam Cavanagh
  • Greg & Carol Conners
  • Christopher Cooper
  • James & Paulette Crowell
  • Cindy Denbo
  • Kay Escarda
  • Alexander Farrell
  • Marjorie Fay
  • David Frank
  • Edith & Ron Fritzsche
  • Karen Gibb
  • Chris Hamer
  • Margaret Hamnett & Richard Golebiowski
  • Mark & Anne Harris
  • Debra Hartridge & Ira Blatt
  • Arlene Hartin
  • Laura Hussey
  • James & Marie Johnson
  • Jeannette Lackett
  • Bob Lawton, Humboldt Mortgage
  • Nancy Lengyel
  • Linda Lorvig
  • Susan Diehl McCarthy
  • Theresa Malloy
  • Willa & Hanry Mauro
  • Mary Meengs
  • Dennis Mello
  • Bonnie Messinger
  • Laura Middlemiss
  • Judy Nelson
  • Carolyn Oilar
  • Felicia Oldfather
  • Brooks & Carolyn Otis
  • Milton Phegley
  • Norman Polston & Tina Mackenzie
  • Beth Powell
  • Bob Rottenberg & Suzanne Kimmel
  • Emily Rowe
  • Jean Santi
  • John Schafer
  • Laura Strohm & Haven Rich
  • Deborah Storre
  • Alison Talbott
  • Andrea Tuttle
  • Viz Upatisringa
  • Denise Vanden Bos & Peter Pennekamp
  • Theodore Van Duzer
  • Nezzie Wade
  • Sandra Weyer
  • Joan Williams
  • John Woolley
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