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Library system fundraiser in Ellicott City lassos more than $90,000

Library system fundraiser in Ellicott City lassos more than $90,000

There was plenty of noise, laughter and smiles Saturday, Feb. 23, when the Howard County Library System held its premiere fundraiser, "Evening in the Stacks: Sparkle and Spurs," at the Miller Branch in Ellicott City.

More than 600 attended, and more than $90,000 was raised, according to Christie Lassen, the system's Director of Public Relations.

"It was amazing," Lassen said. "People really came out and supported the event. And though it wasn't a costume party, a lot of people wore cowboy hats and cowboy boots."

And by the time the four-hour party ended, Lassen could tell people had had a good time.

"You know everyone is having...

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