Preparing for the Winter Gala & Auction are Friends of the Library board members (front, from left) Nicole White, Mary Ruth Boyce, Bonnie Hereford, (standing) Samantha Jennings, Whitley Cain, and Aimee Byrd. Not pictured are Allison Thurman and Lauren Honea. The upcoming fundraiser will be held Saturday evening, Feb. 23, at the Fayetteville-Lincoln County Public Library.

Tickets go on sale this week for the Friends of the Library’s (FoL) annual Winter Gala and Auction, an event 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, can be purchased by messaging the Friends of the Library on its Facebook page or any FoL board member. Tickets will also become available this week at Carter’s Drug Store, Bagley and Bagley Insurance, and at the main office of the Bank of Lincoln County.

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 so far include the following: Wilson Landscaping, $500 Gift Card; Dinner Party by Gayle Chumbley Howell; White and Holland Insurance, Keith White, 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.

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