by Dan Barger
Originally posted April, 12, 2012, by Fenton-High Ridge Patch.com
Lindsay Winkler, of Bi-State Landscape Supply & Garden Gifts, 3112 Pleasant View Drive, High Ridge held a "Ladies Party" April 28 that featured refreshments, a wine tasting, music, massages and goodie bags in conjunction with showcasing many of the flowers, plants and garden gifts carried by the business.
A percentage of the proceeds went to the Jefferson County Library Foundation.
“I wanted to do something for the library because my daughter and I are very active library users, said Winkler.”We love the library, and since it’s just across the highway from our business, we are there a lot!”
Library Foundation Board president David Mangelsdorf said he appreciated the support of small businesses in the community.
“Community organizations like the library can only thrive when the community thrives,” he said. “Without a strong and healthy local economy, the community cannot thrive, and locally owned and operated businesses are crucial to a healthy economy.”
“Lindsay is a great library supporter, and we really appreciated that she did this for the Library Foundation,” said library director Pam Klipsch. “She has many beautiful and unique items for sale in her shop.”
Klipsch said the Library Foundation is just starting its second year of fundraising. The Foundation is focusing its efforts on supporting new technology and continuing education and training for staff at the library. She said the long term goal is to establish an endowment fund to help support the library.