As Director of the System it has been my pleasure to work with the committed committee members, knowledgeable presenters and generous sponsors who planned and successfully implemented Trumbull’s 3rd One Book One Town project based on Charles Frazier’s award winning first novel, Cold Mountain. Programming for this year’s month-long program focused on various aspects of the American Civil War. There was truly something for everyone this year and the original concept of an entire community coming together to discuss issues, share insights and enjoy programs was enthusiastically embraced by the Trumbull community.
I am indebted to the following businesses, individuals and organizations who donated resources, times and talents to create a truly magnificent series of interesting programs.
Artists of Trumbull
For their creative, thought-provoking art work in the “United We Stand” Poster Contest, with special thanks to Art Teacher Dorothy Schultz of Christian Heritage School for engaging so many her students in the project.
Partner Organization – . Here’s to the beginning of a beautiful friendship and partnership!
Library Staff: Kara Canney, Linda Panovich Sachs, Erik Redin and Donna Soucy
Community leaders: John Annick, Jane Campbell, Roy Fuchs, Joan Hammill, Charlotte Janis, Joan Lazar, Ted Lovely, Ken Martin Sr., Alicia Preusch, Nancy Rupp and Diane Schwartz
The 14th Regiment, Company G Connecticut Infantry Re-enactors, Susan Boyar, Jeffrey Cook, Dr. Mary Ann Cordeau, Kevin Drake, Jo Hansling, Harlan Jessup, Professor David Koch, Jacqueline and Dudley Laufman, Juanita Leisch, Musician Phil Rosenthal, Debate Team and advisor Jeffrey Tyrell, Debate team and advisor Vincent Artese.
Sponsors: Bigelow Tea, , Dunkin Donuts, , Friends of the Trumbull Library, the Hampford and Donahue families, The Mallett Foundation, Newtown Savings Bank , , Tashua Elementary School and Principal Charlotte Janis, TD Bank and Trumbull Community Women, Trumbull Historical Society, Trumbull Lions Club, Trumbull Public Schools, Aaron Leo of Trumbull Patch, Trumbull Rotary Club and Trumbull Woman’s Club.
Within a month or so, several of the programs will be available on DVD to borrow from the Library.
With gratitude to the Trumbull Community,
Susan J. Horton, Director, Trumbull Library System