Carbondale, IL -- (SBWIRE) -- 10/10/2013 -- CashAdvance.com, the leader in connecting consumers with responsible short-term loans online, announced this week that they will be acting as a sponsor for Southern Illinois University’s Annual Gala to benefit the Friends of Morris Library Fund.
The Friends of Morris Library Gala is being held on Saturday, October 12th, 2013 at the Morris Library of Southern Illinois University, Carbondale. The event is being held to raise funds to benefit the Friends of Morris Library, an organization that has been dedicated to the promotion and support of Morris Library since 1960. The Friends have contributed to the improvement of facilities, purchasing needed books, journals, and other library materials, as well as the restoration of valuable works of art and the sponsoring of special community events. The Friends also annually present the Delta Award to an author, editor, or publisher from or living in southern Illinois who has made significant contributions to the literature of the region.
This year’s Annual Gala will feature Guy Hasegawa, the author of Mending Broken Soldiers the Union and Confederate Programs to Supply Artificial Limbs, which was published by the Southern Illinois Press in the fall of 2012. There will also be live Civil War era music, an actor playing the part of a Civil War doctor, and reenactors of the 31st Illinois Volunteer Infantry.
The Friends of Morris provide funding for library events that benefit the entire community, as well as traveling exhibits, equipment, and library materials. Examples include programs each year to celebrate US Constitution Day, an exhibit concerning water and community health, the purchase of a microfilm reader printer, and an interdisciplinary exhibit and lecture on the South Pole.
A spokesperson for CashAdvance.com explained that they were excited to be supporting the event, saying, “We’re always on the lookout for great local organizations with a focus on education, and we were very happy to have the chance to support the Friends of Morris Library. Their Annual Gala raises money that has a real impact on their community, and we’re excited to help make that happen.”
To find out more about the Friends of Morris Library or their Annual Gala you can visit their website.
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