First Book McLean County Annual Fundraiser • Monday, June 10, Biaggi's Ristorante Italiano, Bloomington • Photos by Erin Woods
An Evening at Biaggi's Ristorante Italiano
Approximately 100 guests attended this laid-back event where they got to enjoy wonderful food and bid on the 65 unique baskets. The first event was held in 2007 with a Doodle Auction. Fun Fact: We even had a Doodle from our current President Trump to auction off.
First Book has no staff and the board is 100% volunteer. Every dollar raised goes directly to pay for books or to be invested into an event to raise more money. This year First Book had 11 agencies request 22,942 books for a total of $68,826 at an average price of $3 per book. Net income from this event was $8,524.