Mary Wynne Forrest, at left, looks through the stack of books she picked at the Dadeville Public Library’s Wine and Words event Friday at Chuck’s Marina.
Mary Wynne Forrest, at left, looks through the stack of books she picked at the Dadeville Public Library’s Wine and Words event Friday at Chuck’s Marina.

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A taste of reading: Library blends wine-tasting with book sale

Published 5:19pm Thursday, July 18, 2013

 

By Lynden Blake, Staff Writer
Dadeville locals and lake guests enjoyed a night of wine tasting and book sales at Chuck’s Marina Friday. Friends of the Library put on Wine and Words to benefit the Dadeville Public Library.

Stacy Stallworth lives on the lake, and she has been attending the event for the past four years.

“I love getting to buy books and wine at a good price and also get to hang out with all the lovely people on the lake,” Stallworth said.

Stallworths’s daughter, Madelyn, also donated books this year to be sold.

“I wanted to give away my dress book because I am too big for it,” said Madelyn.

For some of the customers, like Mary Wynne Forrest, this was their very first year.

“I bought an armload of books for eight dollars,” said Forrest. “I am already in trouble for having too many books in the house.”

She said would be back next year adding that books and wine are the perfect combo.

The Friends of the Library president Elaine Tony said this year has been nothing short of great.

“You cannot beat paying a dollar for a hardback book and 50 cents for paperback,” said Tony. “All the money goes to anything the library tells us they need like tables and chairs, to new books, to landscaping for the outside of the library.”

Jane Garret Harris who is the owner of Chuck’s marina is a retired librarian that loves working with people who like books.

“I love books and had to bring the library to me,” said Harris. “This is also a great way to introduce the lake community to the local community.”

Shari Bushong’s mother is a member of Friend of the Library, and she loves coming out and supporting her.

“I enjoy tasting the wine, and the event is for a very good cause, and it is easy for people to support and donate,” said Bushong.

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