Spring Fling to support library renovation

Staff Writer
Echo Pilot

The Lilian S. Besore Memorial Library Capital Campaign committee will hold a major 2011 fundraising event on St. Patrick’s Day Thursday, March 17. The goal for the night is to raise $10,000 for the planned library renovation.

“Spring Fling With the Library” will be held at 6:30 p.m. in Green Grove Gardens Conference Center.  The use of the facility has been donated for the evening that will benefit Greencastle’s library.

The “Spring Fling” will include tasting tables “set” by 12 different area eateries, along with a table for tasting from Tuscarora Mountain Winery. A silent auction of many donated items and gift cards will also be part of the event, along with musical entertainment.

Plans are for a fun evening and a great way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. Ticket prices will be $40 for individuals; $75 per couple; or $275 for a table of eight. Tickets will go on sale Feb. 7 in the library and at the Greencastle-Antrim Chamber of Commerce, both located on East Baltimore Street, and in Carl’s Drug Store, North Antrim Way, all in Greencastle.

Two-hundred tickets will be offered for sale and the committee expects to have a sell-out crowd due to the amount of interest already generated in the community.

The Greencastle library will close at 5 p.m. that day so that both patrons and staff may attend.

Hicks Chevrolet-Buick-Volvo of Greencastle will donate a shuttle service that evening, beginning at 5:30 p.m. when the doors will open. They will transport people from the lower parking lot to the main building at Green Grove Gardens. The shuttle will also be available following the event to return patrons to their cars, as needed. Activities will conclude around 9 p.m.

Any Greencastle area business that would like to be included in either the food area or silent auction should call Patti Divelbiss at 597-7908 or Karen Amsley at 597-3269 prior to Feb. 15.

The full amount of the campaign is $1.2 million to renovate the existing building along with creating complete handicap accessibility and enlarging the facility to include a children’s area and community room large enough to seat 100 people.