This upcoming week will be a busy one for the Neuschafer Community Library in Fremont.
Library staff and volunteers will be preparing for the library’s 13th annual “Christmas Shop @ the Library and More than Just A Bake Sale.”
The fundraiser will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, at the village hall.
Those who want to get an early start to their shopping may arrive there by 8 a.m.
That is because breakfast will be served by volunteers, beginning at 8 a.m.
Library Director Susan Frick said there will be homemade egg casseroles, sweet rolls, juice and coffee.
At 10 a.m., lunch will begin to be served and will feature broasted chicken from Ted’s Grandview Supper Club, as well as barbecue and chili made by volunteers.
In addition, there will be a bake sale.
The silent auction part of the fundraiser is already under way.
Those items are open for bid at the library.
During the next week, baskets will be created for the other part of the fundraiser.
“Our goal for this year is 300. We did about 250 baskets last year,” Frick said.
The themed baskets will range in price from $5 to $50.
She said there will be baby, sports, gardening, holiday and golf baskets.
More than 100 gift cards have been donated by area business and will be added to the baskets, Frick said.
The Nov. 17 event will also include crafters and vendors in the gym. One library volunteer has begun to make scarves to raise funds for the library, and they will also be for sale.