Refinished chairs raise money for new Ridgefield library

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Ridgefield — A $60 investment turned into more than $5,000 going toward a fund for a new library in Ridgefield.

Kathy Winters, an active fundraiser for a new library, found children-sized wooden chairs for sale and purchased 12 of them for $5 each. She then turned to community partners to clean them up and sell them, raising $5,579 for Friends of Ridgefield Community Library’s new library fund.

Members of the Ridgefield High School wood shop volunteered to sand the chairs so that they would be suitable for painting, and members for the Ridgefield Art Association agreed to decorate each chair.