Something for everyone at the Spring Fling with library

Staff Writer
Echo Pilot
The hand-carved cane and bird by Joe Snyder of Greencastle are pictured with the signed Fenton piece and jewelry from The Jewelry Shop in Greencastle; as well as a gift bag of goodies. All these items, and many others, will be part of the silent auction and raffle to be held March 17 in Green Grove Gardens to benefit the Lilian S. Besore Memorial Library’s capital campaign.

Tickets for the Spring Fling are now on sale at the Lilian S. Besore Memorial Library, the Greencastle-Antrim Chamber of Commerce and Carl’s Drug Store, as well as several other locations where posters are in the window, all in Greencastle.

Almost 80 tickets of the 200 limit were sold the first week.

The special fundraising event will benefit the library’s plans for renovation and expansion, bringing the 1963 building into the 21st century with handicapped accessibility and new and better areas for people of all ages.

The list of vendors for the Spring Fling is a cross section of the town and surrounding area’s eating places and the list of offerings is a great temptation. Each vendor will provide a variety of items to be tasted with a few of those samplings to include barbecue smoked pork rib from Bentley’s; crab dip from The Café at Antrim Way Honda; waffle bowl sundaes from Mikie’s; chicken pesto panini from Café del Sol; chicken salad from Pure & Simple; coffee and scones from Highline; milk and sandwiches from Trickling Springs; glazed beef tips from Casey’s; corn fritters and chocolate from Mrs. Gibble’s; with decisions on offerings yet to be made from Mountain Gate and Tuscarora Mountain Winery. If a taster wants a little more of a special wine they like, the Friends of the Library will have a table were a glass can be had for a donation.

Items donated by area businesses for the silent auction and raffle also offer a wide variety and something for everyone.

A hand carved cane includes the names of all the generals at Gettysburg — the Union leaders can be read on a blue background and the Confederate leaders on a grey background. This unique piece has been donated by Joe Snyder of Greencastle. He has also given a delicate, hand-carved bird to benefit the library. The cane will be on display in the library starting Feb. 21, with sealed bids accepted prior to the special evening for those who cannot attend March 17.

Other items include many, many gift certificates: from car care to a massage; a signed piece of Fenton glass, no longer available by order, let alone signed; beautiful jewelry from the Jewelry Shop and BBS Jewelers; and much more for all ages — something for everyone.

The Morgan Jenkins Trio will provide music during the evening, while patrons are eating or browsing.

For additional information, contact the library at 717-597-7920; Capital Campaign Committee Chairman Patti Divelbiss at 597-7908; or event co-chairman Karen Amsley at 597-3269.