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Tickets remain for annual Library Roast

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Everything is going really well, although we have plenty of tickets left to sell, Burnley said.

The event in 2011 raised $6,537 after expenses, which Burnley noted goes toward matching grants, purchasing furniture and computer equipment and more at the libraries in Lebanon, Mt. Juliet and Watertown. She said the money raised by the annual event goes toward paying for things not covered in appropriations given to the libraries from the cities and county.

A lot of it goes to matching state grants we receive, she said.

The event takes place at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 27, at Castle Heights Elementary School in Lebanon. On that night, Vanatta will have Wilson County Sheriff Terry Ashe, Pat Bone, attorney Mark Lee from Lee & Lee Attorneys, Linda Bain, Ginny Winfree and daughters Mitzi Blair and Monica Alsup as her roasters.

In the roasts 22-year history, Burnley said they have raised a grand total of $173,000 for the local libraries.

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