All Things Chocolate and All Things Decadent

Gwen Burnham, Ed Sanders , Cynthia Choate

By: Kim Patrick

Laguna Park Library celebrated their annual Chocolate Festival and bake sale on February 11,2023 . With the generous help of volunteers the library was able to have one of the yummiest bake sales you could imagine. 

Inside the library many sweets and treats were offered for purchase. Volunteers made a variety of pies, cakes, brownies, cookies, and more. The Chocolate fountain was set up with a rainbow of consumables for everyone to dip in the fountain and enjoy. 

The variety of gifts ranged from roses, Valentines wreaths, and more. One was sure to catch anyone’s eye just in time for Valentine’s Day. Local Laguna Park resident Lisa Scott was set up to offer a variety of holistic herbal and natural supplements.

The Library began its journey at the First Baptist Church in Laguna Park  in one of their closets. They didn’t have many books, so people’s interest was minimal . Then about twelve new people got together and began brainstorming on how to raise money to open a public library. 

In 2005 the ideas came to life when they rented a building and started renovating to create a library. Then in October of 2005 the doors opened to the public, and for the last seventeen years they’ve successfully kept the doors open with countless hours of volunteer work and donations. Over the last seventeen years they received two different grants which gave them the opportunity to purchase new books. 

Because the library is a non-profit organization, located in a non-incorporated area, they hold several events throughout the year to help raise money aside from donations. They are successfully operating now with three dedicated volunteers. 

If you are looking for a place to volunteer or to donate to this would be a great option and cause. If you are interested in volunteering more with children, they are still looking for volunteers to run a children’s summer program. 

The next event will be their Mothers Day Plant Sale in May. If you’d like to reach out to them they can be reached on Facebook “Laguna Park Library,” give them a call at 254-622-2665, or come by and see them at 356 E State Hwy 22.