Library Foundation Tops $500,000

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Just days ahead of the Town Election on Monday, May 19, where Hopkinton residents will be asked to fund the renovation and expansion of the Library, Hopkinton Public Library Foundation achieved the extraordinary fundraising milestone of $500,000 in gifts and pledges in pursuit of its $1,000,000 goal.

On Thursday, May 15, Hopkinton’s ladies filled St. John's Parish Hall at the Library Foundation’s 2nd Annual Pink Pint Night. The beer and food tasting event raised $14,000, bringing the total amount raised for the Library renovation and expansion to over $500,000 in pledges and gifts. Partygoers cheered the result of the May 5 Annual Town Meeting where a clear 2/3rds majority voted in favor of funding the $11.7 million renovation and expansion of Hopkinton Public Library, recognizing the incredible benefits a new Library will provide to our Town.

At the event, 175 ladies sampled numerous beers in a souvenir pink pint glass and enjoyed food from local restaurants and caterers, including Red Rock Grill & Bar, 3, Not Your Average Joe’s, Mexico City Taqueria, Zaftigs, Tomasso, Twist Bakery & Cafe, Quattro, The Rail Trail Flatbread Co., Bill’s Pizza, Tavolino, and The Bistro. Generous sponsors of Pink Pint Night included: Diamond Sponsor Hallmark Sotheby’s International Realty; Platinum Sponsor Hopkinton Drug; Silver Level Sponsors All About You Fitness Style and BodyLove Fitness; and Supporter Level Sponsors Arbonne by Stephanie Hatherley, bCalm Power Yoga, Hamilton Hair Studio, Silpada Designs by Barbara Kessler and Arlene Taros, Stella and Dot by Robin Stocklan, and SWOON.

HPLF wishes to thank all the restaurants, sponsors, guests and volunteers who so generously made this event a huge success for our Library!