History: This is the third annual gala for the Library Foundation whose purpose
is to provide funds and build awareness for the library system's programs and
services. The Foundation, currently celebrating its 10th year, has funded numerous
projects that have enriched the 16 Cobb libraries, including portable computer labs, E Government Stations,early learning stations for children and special books and multimedia materials for the Hattie Gaines Wilson Youth Services Department.
Speaker and Award Recipient: Stuart Woods, award-winning author of more than
50 thrillers, will be the guest speaker at the Gala. He will also receive the Carol and
Jim Ney Literary Award. A Georgia native and graduate of the University of Georgia,
Woods' latest novel, Doing Hard Time, will be published in September.
Event Details: The evening starts with a VIP reception for sponsors, hosts,
Woods, and Cobb Country dignitaries. Gala chairs are Cobb Commission Chairman Tim Lee and wife Annette Lee. Honorary chairmen is Attorney General Sam Olens and wife Lisa. Rob Garcia, COO, Bank of North Georgia will be emcee.
Buffet, Cocktails, Auction: The Gala auction this year will feature a number
of paintings by noted Atlanta artists who include Isabelle Lamar, Robert Miller, Marsha
Savage, and Diane Isakson. Another Cobb artist, Linda Flournoy is a special guest
and contributor. Linda won the Woods donated auction item at the 2012 gala to become
a character in his new book. Will the character be revealed at the Gala??
In addition, auction items include trips, jewelry, event packages, books, and one of a kind items.
Carithers Flowers will provide unique bird cage/collage centerpieces for the tables which will be included in the auction.
All sponsors will be recognized at the event and beyond.
The Honorable Sam Olens and Lisa Olens -Honorary Chairman
Chairman of Cobb County Board of Commissioners Tim Lee, and Annette Lee-Honorary Chairman
Table Host Chairs--Rob and Teena Garcia
Sponsorship Chair--Barbara Corey, Sr. VP Wellstar
Helen Poyer, Director of Cobb Country Library System
Tim Lee-Cobb County Commissioner Chairman
Linda Hoynes, Executive Director, Cobb Library FoundationEllen Smith, President, Cobb Library Foundation
Honorary Host Committee Members are:
Tim Lee, Chairman Cobb County Board of Commissioners
Helen Goreham, District One Commissioner
Bob Ott, District Two Commissioner
JoAnn Birrell, District Three Commissioner
Lisa Cupid District Four Commissioner
Auction Co-Chairs are Robert Miller and Wanda Randall
Individual Tickets for the Gala are $150. Proceeds benefit the Cobb County Public Library System.
Sponsors for the 2013 "Booked for the Evening" Gala (in progress and changing daily!)
Gold Level Sponsors
Silver Level Sponsors
Bronze Level Sponsors
Table Level Sponsors