Greetings From The President

Ellen Dewey

The Sherrills Ford-Terrell area seems to be a collection of neighborhoods and rural residences, long-time residents and newly- relocated families and retirees. Do we have a sense of community? Do we have a sense of being Catawba Countians? Do we know about all the opportunities available to us in the county? How can we better find people with similar interests?

Maybe we can think of the SFT Branch Library as being the community center! And the Friends of the Sherrills Ford-Terrell Library as being one of the catalysts for bringing people together! Just look at what we have in store for you this year, beginning with our 2017-2018 Kick-Off Meeting: Fun Things To Do in Catawba County! We are sponsoring this free public event to showcase Catawba County organizations that provide cultural, educational, leisure, volunteer, and other local fun things to do. Come chat with organization representatives at this open-house- style event on September 19, 2017, at 6:30-8:00 PM at the Library. You just might discover a new wonderful thing to do and new wonderful people to do it with!

Of the twenty organizations, some will be holding a prize drawing that evening, tickets for example. And the SF Food Pantry will be accepting donations at their table. See the next page for participants.

This is our first Meeting of the fiscal year. Bring your dues (forms attached), bring a friend or neighbor, and spread the word (color poster attached to share or pick up some at the library for posting). We will also unveil our 2017-2018 Program Calendar. Light refreshments will be served, so please let me know if you are dropping off any finger food, cookies, etc.

See you on September 19, Ellen Dewey

We meet on the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 6:30 pm at the Sherrills Ford Branch Library.  Please join us.