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FoL Winter Gala Saturday evening

Posted on Monday, January 14, 2013 at 4:03 pm

Silent Auction (1)

Emily Law (at left), chairman of Friends of the Library, holds hand-built pottery, and Joan Ward, chairman of the silent auction committee, holds a sterling silver teapot fashioned into a lamp.

Friends of the Library (FoL) will hold its Winter Gala and silent auction Saturday, Jan. 19, at the Fayetteville/Lincoln County Public Library.

“The Winter Gala concludes the 2012 fundraising year to improve the genealogy department at the library and to help repay construction debt,” commented Emily Law, chairman of the board of FoL.

“We targeted the genealogy department this year, because it is one of the most actively utilized areas of the library, and it needs new equipment and resources to make it a more efficient and user-friendly environment,” added Ms. Law.

Tickets for the Winter Gala and silent auction, available at Dixie Smith Insurance Agency and Carter’s Drug Store, cost $35 per person. Tickets will include wine and a walk-around meal of delicious, heavy appetizers prepared by some of the community’s best cooks. In addition to obtaining tickets through Fayetteville’s two local businesses, library supporters and patrons can purchase tickets online by going to the FoL website, flcfriendsofthelibrary.org or going directly to http:// galaatthelibrary.eventbrite. com.

“For the silent auction, Friends of the Library will offer a very diverse and appealing range of products and services for gala attendees,” said Joan Ward, chairman of the silent auction committee. “Some of the items for bidding include artwork by several local artists including Joanna Caldwell, Carl Gleghorn, Toby Penny, and Faye Liddie. There is a two-night condominium in Gatlinburg, a two-night stay at Glen Haven Bed & Breakfast, spa services, jewelry,  photographs, gift baskets, and catered food.

Friends of the Library is a non-profit organization organized for charitable and educational purposes, more specifically to raise public awareness of and support for the services of the Fayetteville/Lincoln County Public Library. For more information, contact Perry Hall locally at 227-4992.