Murrieta Public Library Foundation

Eight Town Square, Murrieta, CA  92562  |  (951) 304-BOOK (2665) Extension 6699  |

Murrieta Public Library Foundation, Inc.
A California Nonprofit Public Benefit Corporation
Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code

Donate to the Foundation Jazz at the Garden II On Sunday, September 30, 2012,
The Murrieta Public Library Foundation &
The Friends of the Murrieta Library
Presented a Joint Fundraiser to Benefit the
Murrieta Public Library

A hot September night and some cool jazz, plus wine, hors d'oeuvres and fabulous opportunity baskets in the beautiful Library garden, provided the right setting for Jazz at the Garden II to raise just over $10,000 to support the Murrieta Public Library’s collections and programs for the community.

The Murrieta Public Library Foundation and the Friends of the Murrieta Library hosted the concert and reception.

City Councilmember Rick Gibbs was on hand to pay tribute to the evening’s honorees, Shirley and Fred Grimes, who contributed much to the development and growth of the City of Murrieta, and were major contributors to the construction of the Children’s Reading Room and the Heritage Room in the Library. Since the 2007 opening of the Library, both areas have been in constant use by children and their parents in the Children’s Reading Room and students of local history in the Heritage Room.

Jazz ensemble, Hart and Soul with Friends, performed to an appreciative audience. Jennifer Hart, vocalist, and Llew Matthews, pianist-arranger-composer, returned to this event for the second year by popular request, and brought with them Benjamin May, bass player, and Bob Forte, drummer. The group kept toes tapping and heads nodding in time with the music throughout the evening.

Many community donors stepped forward to contribute to the fundraiser and support the Library’s services to the community, noted Director of Library Services, Loretta McKinney. These included Anthony’s Ristorante and Lounge, the Murrieta Library Committee of the Temecula Valley Woman’s Club, Bear Creek Golf Club, Commerce Bank, Transit Sales International, Murrieta Valley Funeral Home, Olivewood Market, Inc., The Shootist, The Mill, North County Sand and Gravel, Aroma’s Coffee and Café, D’Canter’s Wine Bar and Grill, The Cake Cottage, J. Carter’s Tavern Grill, Rustico Ristorante and Pizzeria, City Bagel and Bakery, and Sebastian's Italian Grill, as well as a number of very generous individuals.

Murrieta Public Library Foundation President Juanita Blankenship, and Friends of the Murrieta Library President Luanne Ferrer agreed that Murrieta is fortunate to have its wonderful and well-used Library, and that it is gratifying to see the community join together to support its many services to the community.  

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