George Armstrong Library Fundraiser, 2012

In May 2012, The Friends of George Armstrong Library were working on some fundraising efforts to help raise funds to replace over 100 wooden shutters and paint the exterior of the George Armstrong Library, located in downtown Natchez, Mississippi. 

The Krewe of Fat Mama’s approached the Friends of George Armstrong Library and asked to help.  The Adopt-A-Shutter fundraiser was planned but had not started and the Krewe of Fat Mama’s distributed over 1500 information cards to the community, as well as collected donations on behalf of the Friends of the George Armstrong Library and together over $30,000 was raised to accomplish replacing the shutters and painting the George Armstrong Library.  Additionally, the Adopt-A-Shutter effort was so popular, some shutters have been adopted by multiple people.