Guests gather Saturday evening, Jan. 19, for the Friends of the Library (FoL) Winter Gala at the Fayetteville/Lincoln County Public Library. The event concluded FoL’s 2012 fund-raising year, for the benefit of the library’s genealogy department and to help repay construction debt. Among those on hand for the gala were Steve Kite and Laura Kinkle. Gala guests also enjoyed a silent auction, the proceeds from which also assisted with improvements of the genealogy department and construction costs. FoL is a non-profit organization organized for charitable and educational purposes, more specifically to raise public awareness of and support for the services of the public library.