Library Foundation to Host Benefit

Dr James Badal, Rebecca McFarland, Mark W. Stone in front of the death masks of the Kingsbury Run murder victims at the Cleveland Police Historical Society.

The Euclid Public Library Foundation will host a benefit on Friday, August 14 from 6:30 to 8:30pm on the subject of "The 1930s, Beer, Prohibition and Murder!"

The purpose for the event is to focus on the year 1935 when the Euclid Public Library began. The library is celebrating its 80th year of service to the community and this is one of the celebrations to take place this year.

In 1935 Eliot Ness came to town to serve as Safety Director and to clean out corruption. He had a big job on his hands because the Kingsbury Run murders, still the largest, unsolved murders in America, were taking place at this time. Also, in 1935 other topics of interest include Howard Hughes breaking air speed records, Amelia Earhart flying solo across the country, the Social Security Act is signed into law and President Franklin Roosevelt dedicated Hoover Dam to name a few highlights. Local historians Rebecca McFarland, Dr. James Badal and Mark W. Stone will share stories from the past and introduce the beers for tasting.

The party will feature a beer tasting that includes a variety of beers reminiscent of the 1930s, hor d'oeuvres and lots of intrigue! Tickets are $25 per person, payable to the Euclid Public Library Foundation, and will be available beginning Monday, July 27. Guests should be 21 and over please. For more details please call the library at 261-5300, ext. 107.

Rebecca McFarland

Marketing Manager for the Euclid Public Library

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