The 13th annual Christmas Shop at the Library will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 23, at Fremont Village Hall.
The event will feature approximately 300 gift baskets, 30 silent auction items, vendors, crafters, food and a bake sale.
This year’s silent auction items include a cooler full of items from Premier Bank, a kitchen basket donated by Nancy’s Gifts, a photography session and 11 x 14 print from Pulse Photography, a $100 Visa Gift Card from Farmer’s State Bank, two Green Bay Packer 50 yard line seats for the Dec. 8 game against Atlanta donated by Frick Ford, autographed Donald Drive and Eddie Lacy pictures and a fitness basket from Dr. Denis and Bonny Scharine.
Bidding for the silent auction is open now at the library and ends at 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 23.
Bids are placed in closed containers, and the highest bidder wins the item.
One does not need to be present at the fundraiser to win.
Visit the library’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Neuschafer-Community-Library/126711294023131 to see some of the silent auction items.
Volunteers and library staff members have also been busy organizing the gift baskets.
The gift baskets are filled with items contributed by businesses and library patrons, said Susan Frick, director of Neuschafer Community Library.
Many also include gift certificates from businesses in Fremont and Waupaca, she said.
There will be baskets for people of all ages, and even for pets.
The gift baskets will be priced from $5 to $50 and will include various themes, such as sports, gourmet, household goods, book lovers and gifts for women.
In addition to gift baskets, the gym at village hall will be filled with vendors and crafters.
Shoppers may start their day with breakfast.
Once again, breakfast will be served in the council room, beginning at 8 a.m. It will feature homemade breakfast casseroles, donuts, juice and coffee.
“A group of carolers will serenade them before the doors to the gym open at 9 a.m.,” Frick said.
The bake sale will be held throughout the day, and lunch will begin at 11 a.m., in the council room.
Chicken from Ted’s Grandview Supper Club will be available, as well as homemade barbecues and chili made by volunteers.
Proceeds from this year’s fundraiser will go toward a new laptop computer for public use, the Story Time lab, the large print collection and for the future expansion of the library, Frick said.
“It’s very fulfilling,” she said of the annual event. “It’s a lovely thing to do for our community. We love our library and anything we can do to improve it.”