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Silent auction: This year the silent auction began on Tuesday, November 28th, with bidding during the library’s open hours. The auction ended on Friday, December 1st, at 9 pm, in spite of the threatened tornado, and we made more than $3,000 to benefit the library.
Kids and their parents gathered in the old firehouse to visit Mrs. Claus, sing and dance with Patty Cerruto, make holiday crafts, drink cider, and eat goodies. Because of the unpleasant weather outside, it turned into quite a party inside.
Thanks to the Friends of the Library for all their hard work setting up, cleaning up, organizing, telephoning, note-writing, baking, meeting, cleaning, and hauling: Milissa Woodward, Kathy White, Nell Roberts, Deb Reardon, Nancy Pretak, Debi Garfield, Andrea Garfield, Pam FitzGerald, Patty Cerruto, and Joan Auclair. And thanks also to everyone else who baked, donated, bid, and otherwise participated!
The carol sing, tree lighting, and bonfire across Maple Hollow Road from the library ended up happening the next week, in the cold but without any rain. A small but cheery crowd gathered. Thanks to Neal Yates and Kathy Beyer for the use of their yard and for Neal's efforts in getting enough lights on his tree and cleaning out his barn. Thanks also to John Wishart and Charter Cable for their annual help with the tree lights. And thanks to the Library Board for handling publicity and refreshments for the rescheduled carol sing.