The Friends prepared a nice spread, and the orchids were gorgeous.
BOT and Friends member, Harriet Simon, was on punch detail.
Volunteers, staff and patrons join in the festivities.
Shawnee IT guy, Troy Brown, and Carterville PL's Jane Robertson, dropped in.
Presentations are about to start.
Friends president, Jacquie Scolari, gets things rolling.
A crystal plaque from the Board of Trustees.
Ms Pat presents the staff gifts -- we're sending her on a spa day!
Connie and the Board.
Connie with the Friends.
Passing the baton.
City Manager, Allan Gill, with the guest of honor, and incoming director, Diana Brawley Sussman.
“With a few flowers in my garden, half a dozen pictures and some books, I live without envy.” ~ Lope de Vega