Letter: Thanks to all who made One Book-One Town possible

To the Editor:

Trumbull Library has successfully implemented six One Book One Town programs based on the concept of an entire community coming together to discuss issues and enjoy program around a chosen book. The 2015 theme, “The Food We Eat” was based on “Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life” by Barbara Kingsolver and local businesses, individuals and organizations donated resources, time and talents to create a truly magnificent series of interesting programs. On behalf of the Library Board of Trustees and myself I want to thank everyone who was involved this year.

Farm and Garden Expo Participants included:

Amy Barrow, Planet Fuel; Bridgeport Regional Aquaculture Students; Al Avilabile, CT Beekeepers Association, Guy Beardsley, Guy’s Eco-Garden; Claire Criscuolo; Claire’s Corner Copia; Dr. German Cutz, UConn Extension Service; Lee Ganim, “That Garden Guy” on WICC 600; Sarah Galiuzzo, Gourgaincs Salsa; Girl Scout Troops 35246 and 08313, Caty Poole, Massaro Farm; People’s United Bank; Seasonal Sweets and Catering; Trumbull Agriscience and Biotechnology students and staff; Trumbull Nature and Arts Center and Walnut Beach Creamery.

Partner Organizations: Long Hill Garden Club, Trumbull Ace Foundation, Trumbull Agriscience and Biotechnology Center, Trumbull Community Women, Trumbull Historical Society, Trumbull Marriott’s Parallel Post Restaurant, Trumbull Nature and Arts Center, Trumbull Schools Read Aloud and Yale University Debate Club.

Planning Team:
Library Board and Staff: Julia Cardone, Jackie Carlino, Joan Hammill, Linda Panovich Sachs, Nancy Rupp, Donna Soucy
Community: John Annick, Roy Fuchs, Ilene Goby, Donna Girot, Ted Lovely, Diane Schwartz and Mary Whatley
Schools: Terry Buckingham, Hope Spalla. Diane Strever and Jeffrey Tyrell,

Program Presenters:
Guy Beardsley of Guy’s Eco Garden, Book discussion leader, Susan Boyar, Eileen Hochberg, Executive Director, CT Nofa; Executive Chef Chris Molyneaux of the Parallel Post Restaurant, Nancy Moore of Moorefield Herb Farm; Patti Popp of Sport Hill Farm; Dr. Paul Siff; St. Joseph High School and Trumbull High School Debate teams

Sponsors: Friends of the Trumbull Library, the Hampford and Donahue families, The Mallett Foundation, Newtown Savings Bank, People’s United Bank and Trumbull Rotary Club.
With gratitude to the Trumbull Community,

Susan J. Horton,
Trumbull Library System