Tickets are available for the fifth annual Saugus Public Library Foundation Gala, which will be held on Saturday, Oct. 19 from 7-10 p.m. at the Saugus Public Library. The event will feature gourmet hors d’oeuvres, beer and wine, music and a silent auction. Flower arrangements, created by members of the Saugus Garden Club, will be on display throughout the library.

The Gala will continue the Foundation’s Readers Make Good Leaders promotion that celebrates and encourages reading throughout the community. Several local residents will be recognized this year as honorees. The 2019 honorees are Gene Decareau, Kathy Blasingame, and Saugus High School student Kiley Ronan.

“Please join us on Oct. 19 for our fifth annual gala,” Saugus Public Library Foundation President Ed Jeffrey said. “Our annual galas have been a great success and provided the opportunity to celebrate the library and its importance in our community.”

All who attend the Gala must be 21 years of age or older. Tickets are $30 per person in advance and $35 per person at the door. Tickets are available online at www.sauguspubliclibrary.org or at the Saugus Public Library.

Sponsorship opportunities are available and auction items are welcome. To donate an item please call 781-245-7070. For further information about the Gala call Ed Jeffrey at 781- 462-8275.

Additional information can be obtained on the Saugus Public Library Foundation website at www.sauguspbliclibrary.org/saugusplf.

The Saugus Public Library Foundation was established in 2004 through significant gifts from the estates of Douglas Lockwood, Josephine Kibbey, and Marie Weeks, as well as funds turned over by the now-disbanded environmental nonprofit, Noblast, Inc., and smaller individual trust funds and bequests. The Foundation provides the means for the library to make long-range plans and commitments using the interest earned on the principal balance of the Foundation, and

promote and carry out charitable and fundraising activities. To learn more about the Saugus Public Library Foundation, or to make a donation to the Saugus Public Library, please email SaugusPLF@gmail.com.