Human Interest

Rancho Santa Fe Library Guild benefits from donated Churchill items

An anonymous donation of Winston Churchill memorabilia to the Rancho Santa Fe Library Guild was able to fetch $1,575 for the nonprofit in an auction. Recognizing the value of the items and getting them to an auction was made possible through the efforts of community volunteers.

“It’s really exciting,” said Susan Appleby, executive director of the Library Guild. “It was an amazing, unexpected windfall.”

Appleby remembers the day when the doorbell rang at the Guild’s donation door, under the green awning by the library’s patio. It was a very nice gentlemen who wondered if she would accept his collection as a donation — he didn’t say where it came...