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Children’s Library Named After Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Acquanetta Warren
Fontana City Councilmember, Acquanetta Warren, spearheaded a golf classic that raised over $290,000.00 for the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Children's Library located within the new Lewis Library and Technology Center.  The golf classic was held at the Red Hill Country Club in Rancho Cucamonga.

Over a hundred golfers joined Mayor Mark Nuaimi, and Chairman of the Classic, Greg Bell, former Rams and Raiders all pro running back, at the after-classic dinner auction that raised over $10,000 toward the overall amount of the event.

The event was generously sponsored by Fifth District, San Bernardino County Supervisor, Josie Gonzales, Mr. Reggie King, Cole Burr of Burrtec Waste Industries, Inc., and Mark Bertone of Madole and Associates, Second District, San Bernardino County Supervisor, Paul Biane, and Mark Wims of Fontana Nissan, Josh LaBarge of QMC and a host of others.

The winning team, headed by Related Companies, led the golfers in what others have deemed as a dream come true day.  Councilmember Warren stated, "This is just the beginning of a dream come true."  "Dr. King had visions of children being together regardless of their race, creed or color, and we, as a City, have a vision of serving their educational needs by providing this great library for their uses."  She went on to say, "It is our dream to continue to meet our goals by scheduling next year's Golf Classic June 16, 2008 and the Grand Opening Celebration of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Children's Library on June 21, 2008. Plan on not missing either."

For more information on the various ways you can help support the children's library, pick up a brochure available in many City of Fontana offices and community buildings, or contact City Councilmember Acquanetta Warren at (909) 578-2586 or awarren@fontana.org or Kathleen Fariss, Director of Development at (909) 350-6586 or kfariss@fontana.org. You may also view the construction in progress and learn about the Library's numerous resources and services at www.fontanalibrary.org.

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