Hundreds attend groundbreaking ceremony!

Hundreds of supporters and patrons gathered Aug. 23 to witness the official groundbreaking for the new Interlochen Public Library. Campaign Co-Chair Mary Beth Hardwicke thanked donors and applauded area residents for their support, calling the effort “a community success story.” Leaders from the library and township, as well as major contributors, took shovels in hand for the event. Represented in the photo above are (from left) Campaign Co-Chair and major donor Mary Beth Hardwicke, Board member Kellie Beaton and husband Jeff, head of in-kind supporter Williams Distributing, and major donors Dick and Carol Thompson of Interlochen, and Trustees, Allen Fdn. and Rollin M. Gerstacker Fdn., Gail Lanphear and Laurie Bouwman.