Friends of Adams Memorial Library will have it’s sixth annual “Roast” on Thursday, April 19.
Arna Smithson, retired owner/operator of Piggly Wiggly grocery store and well known business man, has been chosen to be the subject of the roast this year.
The roast will be held at Cannon County High School cafeteria beginning at 7 o’clock.
All the proceeds from the roast will go toward construction of a $1.2 million addition to the library.
After a delicious meal is served, four of Arna’s “friends” will proceed to tell the audience some of their experiences with him or something in which he has been involved that many will hear for the first time.
The roasters include Woodbury Mayor Harold Patrick, Woodbury banker Tim Spry, Murfreesboro banker Steve Smith and Arna’s nephew Greg Rogers. It is possible that another “roaster” or two will join in the fun also.
The public is invited to attend this event and may do so by making reservations prior to April 16 by calling Charlie Harrell, president of the Friends of the Library group at 563-5480 or calling the library at 563-5861.
The tickets are $25 each with the entire amount going to the building fund of the library. Additional contributions in honor of Arnal may be made to the building fund at this time.
The entire cost of the meal is being underwritten by the following sponsors: Woodbury Funeral Home, Smith Funeral Home, First National Bank, First Bank and Jim Keathley.
The Friends of Adams Memorial Library is a group of volunteers who work year-round to help the professional staff at the library provide services not financed in the city and county budgets.
The library expansion and renovation project is scheduled to begin by the date of the roast. Preston Brothers Construction Company of Woodbury was awarded the contract. The completion date is by December 1, 2012.