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Mayor Ray Baker reads to kids at the Library's Read-A-Thon.
Soon to be nothing but crumbs, a cake congratulates the citizens on their new library.
The food, donated by several area restaurants, was a huge hit with the crowds Friday night.
Decorations committee members Kathy Cook, Cheslea Harper, Ruth Brewer and Kathy Elliott
work their magic on the library for Friday night's festivities.
The Northside High School Jazz Band performs in the rotunda.
Fort Smith Public School Strings serenade the crowd.
A view of the crowds from the central stair.
Another view of the more than 1700 people who attended the opening festivities on Friday night.
Kendall Triplett leads the crowd in a goosebump-raising rendition of the National Anthem.
Library Board President Luanne Weir, Library Director Larry Larson and
Library Architect Jeff Scherer during the dedication ceremony
Library Director Larry Larson and Library Architect Jeff Scherer at the dedication ceremony.
City Directors and Library Board members toss rose petals in the air as part of the ceremony.
John Womack of Arvest Bank adds to the festivities by presenting
a donation to the Fort Smith Public Library Endowment Trust.
Artist Brett Longley donates a painting to the Library.
Sculptor Doug Warnock conducts a workshop with kids. The kids' wax figures will be used
in the piece Doug constructs for the library this summer.
Many thanks to the following photographers: Kay Baker, Kristi Cate, Joseph Cope, Bradley Martin, Mary Martin, Lynn Riebow, Dennis Russell, Ann Sayer, Mikel Van Scott and Greg Smith.
|This Page Last updated: 12 March 2000|