CANEY — The Can-Kan Dreambuilders are in the midst of their annual membership drive which is held during February. To help promote membership month, Caney’s city officials will be honored guests at a special come-and-go Patron Appreciation Day open house this Sunday, Feb. 19, at the Caney City Library from 1 to 3 p.m. The public is cordially invited to attend the event, and refreshments will also be served. Door prizes will be given away and a drawing will also be held for the book “The Mullendore Murder Mystery” by Jonathan Kwitny.
“Support from city leaders and Caney residents is vital to realizing the goal of building a new city library in Caney,” said Sharon Wiggins, Can-Kan Dreambuilders secretary.
The Friends of the Library group (called Can-Kan Dreambuilders) was organized in November 2005. The purpose of the group is to build a new city library for Caney. Since that time, dozens of fundraisers have been held and to date resulted in $260,000 raised toward the goal of $804,000, said Wiggins.
“Thanks to the City of Caney, we have a site to build the library,” she siad. “The new building will be located where the old city hall use to be at the corner of 5th and State. We also have the furnishings necessary for the desperately needed and much larger building. All we need now is the building!”
Wiggins said that overheard at the recent Mr. and Miss Christmas Contest the Can-Kan Dreambuilders sponsored, a 5 year old boy contestant, after hearing the congratulations given them for helping with funds for a new Caney City Library, the youngster said, “Wow! I plan to be there tomorrow and see the new library!” The thrilling faith of a child makes one tingle, said Wiggins.
Membership dues to the Can-Kan Dreambuilders are students, $1; seniors, $2; individual, $5; family, $10; patron, $25; and business, $50.
Dues can be dropped at the Caney City Library, 4th and Ridgeway, during business hours, at the open house on Sunday or one can call Joan Gordon at 879-2624 and she will pick up the dues.
The Can-Kan Dreambuilders is hoping for a large turn-out at the membership open house on Sunday, Feb. 19, and the public and city officials are encouraged to attend.