It's another festive Christmas Stocking Silent Auction!
Did I mention it's that time of year again? Last year at this time the Friends of the Library came up with a really unique idea for a fundraiser: a Christmas stocking silent auction featuring some very unusual stockings pre-stuffed with all manner of valuable and truly nifty gift items. It was a big hit, so of course they're doing it again this year. You can see the items they're offering in the showcase window just inside the west entry of the Library (or you can look at the picture above, but it's much more vivid in real space). The biggest-ticket item on offer this year is a stocking featuring a night on the town, courtesy of The Grand Hotel. It includes a one-night stay at the hotel, a spa treatment at Aesthetics Spa, a gift certificate from Dean's Jewelry and two certificates for Panera Bread--a total value of over $250. There's also a stocking that offers a birthday party hosted by Gigglenastics, a $200 value. Other stockings are stuffed with a diverse array of items including automotive services and supplies, books autographed by their authors, and assorted gift items from Athens Greek Restaurant, Creative Images and Susan's Boutique. It's a great time to drop by the Library, check out the stockings on display, then put in your own bids on the things that strike your fancy. Bidding is open now until the Library closes on Wednesday, Decemer 16. Winning bidders can pick up their items on December 19 and 20. The Friends will accept cash or checks in payment. Hey, it's Christmas! How much more in the Christmas spirit can you get than picking up a great bargain on a gift for a friend or family member while supporting a good cause at the same time?