On Saturday-28-January the Bogota Public Library and Bogota Beautiful hosted an International Pot Luck Luncheon. This was held in the second Floor Senior Centre and was attend by Families, Couples and Friend from around Bogota. They share a variety of tastes from Taco, and Meatloaf, Sausages & Peppers and Empanadas. There were also baked entrees and soups along with deserts cooked and presented by Bogota residents. Local Musicians provided entertainment for the dinners. Erin and John Wohlberg sang hit songs from the 80's and 90's. They set a relaxed atmosphere as people enter the dinning area which allowed for the attendees to meet and have causal conversation with their fellow diners. Next Maxine Musto, and Francesca Silos on violin with Jimmy Musto playing different percussion instrument perform cultural folk tunes. This served as gentle background music as the food was being sampled and shared with others. Finally Councilman David MacFarlane played show tunes on the Piano. While the afternoon affairs was settling down with deserts and more conversation.
Tom Shrnich from the Bogota Library thanked not only the musicians for offering their talents for the occasion. He also thanked Bogota Beautiful for their work in organizing the Luncheon. Bogota Beautiful Chairperson Amaru Bustamante took a moment to thank every on for coming, and for those that donated a meal to share and food to be given to the St. Joseph's Food Bank and all the Bogota Beautiful members who volunteered their time who helped give the Senior Centre a comfortable atmosphere for the afternoon.
Also Library Director Radwa Ali announced that the Children's reading area will be dedication to Nikki Spiegel. This will take place in the Spring after the the Children's area under goes a series of changed to be a more open and inviting place for Children to read. This will include a reading tree as the main focus were Children and Parents can sit and relax while sharing a story, or two under the shade of a tree. The Bogota Public Library will soon launch a " Go Fund Me" campaign for this project.
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