The Friends of the Library’s (FoL) annual Winter Gala and Auction, is approaching.

Set for Saturday, Feb. 23, at the Fayetteville-Lincoln County Public Library, the gala is the primary fundraiser for the local nonprofit organization dedicated to the Library. Tickets, $40 each, are available at Carter’s Drug Store, Bagley and Bagley Insurance, and at the main office of the Bank of Lincoln County. They may also be purchased by messaging the Friends of the Library on its Facebook page or any FoL board member.

The evening will feature silent and live auctions, as well as heavy hors d’oeuvres and live music with the group Blue Velvet.

Organizers expressed their appreciation to contributors for the silent and live auctions, which include a number of attractive items, as well as to Charles Gleghorn for his continued support to FoL and in all his efforts to make the night a success. Gleghorn will also be donating his time to decorate for the event.

Appreciation will also expressed to Honey’s Restaurant and Kahuna’s for the donation of food, Blue Velvet for providing the entertainment, and the Junior Round Dozen and all the volunteers who help prepare the food and set up for the gala.

Auction items confirmed in recent weeks include the following: Joan Ward, Décor Consultation; Mike Wetherington, weekend stay at country home and steak dinner; Taste of Lynchburg, Jack Daniels Distillery Tour, Mrs. Mary Bobo’s, and two bottles of Jack; A Day Downtown, including donations from the following business owners, Local Café, Agape Massage, Facials by Angel, Proverbs Women Clothing Store, Lincoln County Theatre, and Java Road Espresso Bar;

Benny Edwards, Antique Rug; Kitty Marsh, Painted Table; Pritchard’s Distillery, Gift Basket; Escape Room Tickets; Jennifer Murdock, Plunder Gift Basket; Salon Bella Mia, Gift Basket; Jackson Morgan, Gift Basket; Sarah McLemore, Watercolor Painting; Kahuna’s Catering and Event Center, a free rental; Cathy Gray Photography, family sessions; Donna Hartman, Gift Basket; Dan Holt, $500 gift card to use at his restaurants and Pebble Creek Golf Course; Wanda and Howard Southerland, Wood Vase;

Wilson Landscaping, $500 Gift Card; Dinner Party by Gayle Chumbley Howell; White and Holland Insurance, Keith White, Jimmy Buffet Concert Tickets;

Dr. and Mrs. Dan DeJarnett, Ray-Ban Sunglasses for women and men; Spray’s Jewelers, Freshwater Pearls and Bracelet; Sabghi’s Jewelers, Gold Pendant Necklace; The Flower House, Flowers by the Month for the Year; Carriage House Players, Season Tickets; Cindy Reed, Heaven Layers of Sin Cake;

Ivy Wreath, Two Cotton Colors Picture Frames and Attachments and a Complimentary Flower Arrangement for a Dinner Party; R&R Car Detailing, Gift Certificate; Huntsville Botanical Gardens, One Year Membership; The Local Café, Gift Basket and Certificate; Dalton Fitness, Membership; University of Alabama, 2018 College Football National Championship Picture Autographed by Nick Saban; and Matt Thurman, D.D.S., Teeth Whitening.

More items are anticipated to come. You can also like FoL’s Facebook page to stay updated on auction items.

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