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Letter: In support of a candidate

Published: Saturday, March 30, 2013 5:30 a.m. CDT

To the Editor:

I am writing in support of Pat Graceffa for a six-year trustee position on the Sugar Grove Public Library Board of Trustees. For most people reading this letter, Pat Graceffa will need no introduction – or endorsement. She is the past president and the longtime driving force behind our Sugar Grove Library Friends group, a group that has provided tens of thousands of dollars of assistance to our library in recent years. Other than the library director, and perhaps a few longtime members of the library’s board of trustees, no one has attended as many library board meetings over the past decade as Pat. She truly loves our library and has continually worked to make it the best it can be.

Pat’s volunteer work in Sugar Grove extends well beyond her longtime, unusually active involvement with the library. She devotes much time to making our Corn Boil festival and our farmers market successful. She is the unofficial Sugar Grove “Town Crier,” periodically sending her email community news blast to hundreds of folks who are interested in hearing what is going on in our wonderful community. Much of the news in her email blast promotes library events and information. In recognition of Pat’s remarkable contributions to our Sugar Grove community, she was named the Sugar Grove Citizen of the Year in 2006 – an extremely well-deserved honor.

Although I am writing this letter strictly as a private citizen, for the past several years I have had the honor of serving as a library trustee, and consequently I have been able to observe Pat Graceffa’s contributions to our library from that perspective as well. I have made the statement many times that there is no one on this planet that is more qualified for, or deserving of, a position on the Sugar Grove Public Library Board of Trustees than Pat Graceffa. Due to an unfortunate turn of events, you will not find Pat Graceffa’s name listed on the ballot for the six-year trustee term. You will have to vote for her as a write-in candidate. I urge all of my friends, neighbors and fellow residents of the Sugar Grove Public Library District to vote for Pat Graceffa for six-year trustee. For more information about Pat Graceffa and her write-in candidacy, please visit her website at www.patgraceffa.info.

Bill Durrenberger

Sugar Grove

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