Spring Fling raises over $20,000 for library

Shawn Hardy
Carole Stockslager, left, Barb Hurley and Mimi Barbuzanes were among those sampling foods from Greencastle area restaurants during the Taste of the Town at the library’s Spring Fling.

The brownie waffle sundaes from Mikie’s Ice Cream were a hot ticket during the Taste of the Town at the Lilian S. Besore Memorial Library’s Spring Fling Thursday evening at Green Grove Gardens.

The sundaes were a sweet way to cap off an array of samples from a dozen local eateries that ranged from sushi rolls, wings, noodles and rice from Sora Sushi Asian Cuisine to corn fritters, wings, pork tenderloin and chicken Chesapeake from Mrs. Gibble’s Restaurant.

Some 215 people enjoyed the festivities that also included tastings from Jan Zell Winery, music by Growing with Music and live and silent auctions.

The evening raised more than $20,000 for the library’s capital campaign and will be used for a new parking lot and turning the old parking lot into a courtyard for outdoor programming.

“I think it’s a really nice turnout and a fun night,” said Brittny Paci, campaign chair. “There’s really something for everybody.”

Patti Divelbiss, chair of the $1.2 million campaign when the first Spring Fling was held in 2012, said it is a good fundraiser for the library and a way to showcase businesses in the community.

“It works for both businesses and the library,” Divelbiss said.

“You get to see what Greencastle has to offer,” said Besore Librarian Jill Yaich

Guests could circulate among round tables featuring scores of silent auction items, then Matt Hurley

picked the microphone for the live auction.

An oil painting of downtown Greencastle, completed the day of the auction by Greencastle-Antrim High School student Heidi Yacobian, fetched $500, a one-week stay in the Outer Banks went for $940 and the Leitersburg Cinemas Golden Ticket — unlimited movies for two for a year complete with popcorn and drink — brought $940.