Greetings From The President

Ellen Dewey

 The Program Committee has a VARIED and EXCITING roster of offerings for 2017-2018, starting with our Kick-Off Program,

“Fun Things For All Ages to Do in Catawba County!

Summer’s almost over, all the company is gone and you are now looking for things to do. Come to the Friend’s September program and learn about all the fun things to do in Catawba County for all ages. Twenty representatives from Catawba County organizations will provide information about Cultural, Educational, Tourism, Volunteer and Just Plain Fun opportunities in an open- house format. The community room will be buzzing with energy!

For example, did you know there is a 3-day “Oktoberfest” celebration in downtown Hickory that has been held for over 30 years and has become one of the premier festivals in Western NC? Or that from mid-September to the end of February there will be an exhibit at the Hickory Museum of Art of photographs of endangered animals by Joel Sartore (who was recently the subject of a three-part documentary on PBS)? And there are numerous opportunities to volunteer with a number of organizations and share your skills to help others.

There is no FOL meeting; just the opportunity to interact with representatives, get your questions answered and learn about all the fun things to do in our own county.

Visit our SFTOL table to renew your membership, learn about our 2017-18 Program Schedule, AND find out about a very special opportunity (more to come in September’s Newsletter).

The program is Tuesday, Sept 19, at 6:30 pm in the Community Room at the Library. Refreshments will be provided by the Friends.

Hope to see you there!



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