‘Wine, Women and Shoes’ event raises over $70,000 for Columbus Libraries

COLUMBUS, Ga. (WTVM) – The library is usually all about books, but tonight was an evening of wine, shopping and food at the Columbus Public Library.

The “Wine, Women and Shoes” event benefits the Muscogee Co. Library Foundation.

Many women have done their best to support local libraries in Columbus, including News 9 frontman Ashlee Williams, who has taken to the trail.

Twenty-five vendors were also there, some culinary and others offering wine and shopping opportunities.

There was also a fashion show and a live auction.

Tickets were $100 for this event, but it all went to an important cause.

”It makes me cry a little that the community remembers the library and sees the value of the library and the library service and remembers that we are not just books we help people have a better quality of living here in Columbus so that they are here to gather around us again is wonderful,” said Laura Ann Mann, executive director of the Muscogee Co. Library Foundation.

They raised over $70,000 before the event even started.

Over the past six years, the Muscogee Co. Library Foundation has raised nearly half a million dollars in total for all libraries in Columbus.

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