Some of you may have known Shirley Martin, head librarian at UMF for many years and the beloved wife and best friend of Dr. Robert Martin. She sadly passed away this past December, and we’ve received many generous donations in her memory. The Franklin County Animal Shelter was her favorite cause, and animals were very close to her heart. In addition, we wanted to let our generous Facebook community know that Sugarwood Gallery, located in downtown Farmington, is sponsoring a silent auction for a beautiful hand-crafted “birds-eye” maple dining table that belonged to Dr. and Mrs. Martin, with proceeds from the sale going to the Franklin County Animal Shelter. Take a few minutes and visit Sugarwood Gallery to see this gorgeous work of art in person–this picture alone just doesn’t do it justice. The bidding sheet is on the table, along with pictures of Mrs. Martin’s beloved cats, and a donation jar for the shelter.