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New Year’s Eve Ball at Jefferson’s Carnegie Library

November 26th, 2011 by carriagehouse

Jefferson Carnegie Library

Put on Your Dancing Shoes

Put on your dancing shoes and celebrate New Year’s Eve at the Jefferson Carnegie Library, December 31, 2011 from 8:00 p.m. until 12:30 a.m.  Bring your friends for a night of fun and dance to a great mix of all-time favorite tunes.  There will be something for every taste and every age.

It’s always fun to dress up and enjoy friends, fun and laughter as you blast into the New Year.  Door prizes, heavy hors d’oeuvres and set-ups will be available. BYOB.

The party will take place at the Jefferson Carnegie Library Ballroom, 301 W. Lafayette, Jefferson, Texas.  Just pop in for a few minutes or plan to spend the evening.  Tickets are $40 per person and seating is limited so advance purchase is recommended.  Reserve your own table for 8-10 and decorate your own table to show your festive, creative style.  Tickets are available at the library.

How competitive are you?  Be sure to participate in the “Best Dance Couple” and “Best Dressed Jefferson Chic”competitions for fabulous trophies.

Many Americans first entered the worlds of information and imagination offered by reading when they walked through the front doors of a Carnegie library. One of 19th-century industrialist Andrew Carnegie’s many philanthropies, these libraries entertained and educated millions. Between 1886 and 1919, Carnegie’s donations of more than $40 million paid for 1,679 new library buildings in communities large and small across America.  Jefferson’s library, built in 1907, is one of only five Carnegie Libraries serving its original function in Texas today.

The Library ballroom is a great place to dance in the New Year.  The Original Greek Revival architecture was awarded a Texas Historical Commission plaque and a National Trust Register of Historical Places plaque.

Operating as a non-profit organization, the library board is committed to the preservation, maintenance and full usage of this historic landmark.  The library depends on donations and the fund raising efforts of the Friends of the Jefferson Carnegie Library.  All proceeds from the party will be used to support the library and to preserve a part of history.

Rock in a bright New Year with your family and friends at the Library’s New Year’s Eve party.

Takk for Sist

January 3rd, 2010 by Skyla Grimes

Some of you may know that I grew up in Norway and many of my traditions and values came from this great Noridic land. One of these traditions that I have held on to over the years is the custom of saying “Takk for Sist” at the New Year. It has a simple and very profound meaning. ..Thank you for last year.

I have many fond memories of saying this simple greeting to complete strangers and dearest of friends on New Year’s Eve. Instead of wishing someone a happy new year, it was much more polite to thank them for the year that was passing. To this day, I love the thought of thanking people for the year that was instead of wishing them a happy new year. The new year will be just fine without a greeting but we must always remember our friends and families at the changeover of a new year.

I want to say to all of my new friends and all of my old friends…thank you for last year. I have had an amazing 2009! It has been a year of incredible change. I am humbled by all of the people that have walked through the doors of The Carriage House. I am grateful for all of the wonderful people I have met and the memories that we have made together. I have no doubt in my mind that 2010 will be an equally amazing and equally challenging year.

Takk for Sist!

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