Old Forge Library to unveil ‘100 Plus Celebration Tree’ at reception

The Old Forge Library will host a reception to unveil the “100 Plus Celebration Tree” on Friday, July 17 at the Library.

The tree will provide a unique way to honor, acknowledge and memorialize community members and local businesses for their support of the library and its programs.

The Celebration Tree is a project initiated by the Mulvihill family to honor the library as it embarks on its second hundred years of serving the community. 

It features a tree with spreading branches, designed by Suzanne Mulvihill Firsching and crafted in metal by artist Richard Mulvihill.

The tree will be mounted prominently on the wall at the library, with its branches, like the library, expanding over the years.

“Leaves” and “fruits” are available, at several levels, to those who make significant donations to the library. These leaves and fruit, constructed of metal, will be engraved with the name of the person, family, or business being honored and mounted on the branches of the tree.

“As the tree continues to grow over the years, these will provide a permanent statement of their support and serve as a permanent “thank you” from the library to the community. We wish to thank Steven and Jane Mulvihill, Suzanne Firsching, Richard Mulvihill, the Mulvihill family and Speedy Engraving for their support of this project,” said Library Director Isabella Worthen.

The community is invited to celebrate the unveiling of the project on Friday, July 17 from 5 to 7 p.m.

Light refreshments will be provided.

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