Sparkle & Shine
Not only was it an elegant affair, but it also was an extremely successful event. Meridian Public Library’s annual Jewels & Jeans fundraiser sparkled and shined, and had everyone smiling and feeling good; from the 125 guests to the organizers to the many helpers. The tickets, silent and live auction, stretch raffle, diamond earring treasure hunt and playing-card game brought in an astonishing $18,000 before expenses. Table-top mirrors reflected light from candles poised atop fragile glass bottles, bathing the Meridian Civic Center in candle light last Saturday transforming the otherwise functional space into a magical venue.