But if you ask Mayor Richard Turner, library Director Phil Greco, or president of the library's board of trustees Leona Nersesian, the sweet taste of success is all about providing community support for a premier Hudson County library facility - to the tune of $10,000 in net funds raised.
"It's probably the biggest crowd we've ever had," said Mayor Turner, citing 210 pre-sold tickets and estimating about 400 guests over the course of the evening. "It's a tremendous event for the library, and each year, we get bigger and better."
The event featured music by the Weehawken High School band and raffles read by Turner and Nersesian.
Nersesian, a Weehawken resident who has been on the library board for 25 years, explained, "This year's proceeds are going to go to upgrading [processors in] all our computers. Every three to five years, we have to constantly upgrade them, and it's been about five years, so they're all going to be upgraded this year. Whatever's [funds] left over, we're going to be using it for the children's program."
Greco enjoyed the benefit to the library as well as the culinary selections.
"The food is outstanding," Greco said, favoring Park Avenue Bar & Grill's coconut shrimp. "And the lobster ravioli that the kids made - the Weehawken Culinary Class."
Mayor of neighboring Hoboken David Roberts even dropped by to show his support - and to eat, of course.
"I think that Weehawken and the restaurant community have embarked on a wonderful cause, and the public library in Weehawken is truly an exemplary facility," Roberts said, citing Amanda's as one of his favorites. "We're all very grateful for Mayor Turner and all the things he does, not just for Weehawken, but also for the City of Hoboken."
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