Library to hold Holiday Shop
Fremont Village Hall hosts fundraiser
By Angie Landsverk
Neuschafer Community Library is preparing for its annual Holiday Shop at the Library.
The fundraiser takes place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, at Fremont Village Hall.
This is the 18th year the event is being held.
It includes themed baskets, a silent auction, raffles, a bake sale, crafts, vendors and food.
“We have about 150 gift cards,” Library Director Susan Frick said.
Those gift cards are used to build hundreds of themed gift baskets.
The gift cards are from local businesses, as well as from businesses in Waupaca and the Fox Cities area, she said.
About 30 silent auction items are on display at the library, ready for bids.
Items most recently added include four Fox Valley Symphony Orchestra tickets, one weekend overnight stay at the Residence Inn-Marriott in Appleton, a haircut and hair products from Sheri’s Shear Designs, a fairy garden basket from Silver Mist Garden Center in Waupaca, one month of classes and kickboxing gear from Academy Kickboxing, dog items from Happy Tails Pet Resort in Weyauwega and a women’s jacket from Ruth Ann Heeter.
There are four raffle items this year.
They are a signed Green Bay Packers football, a life-size standup of quarterback Aaron Rodgers, a deer antler lamp and a quilt.
Tickets are available at a cost of $2 for one ticket, $5 for three and $10 for seven tickets.
Close to 20 crafters and vendors are expected for the event.
Breakfast begins at 8 a.m., with lunch starting at 11 a.m.
Lunch choices include broasted chicken from Pier 5 and Hahn-A-Lula Resort and Supper Club, as well as barbecues and chili.
The fundraiser helps the library purchase items not in its budget.
Frick said the funds raised at this year’s event are going toward a color copier/printer, Kindle books, a Discovery Box, programs and future expansion of the library.
Trisha Robinson works at the library and said the event is a great way for people to get their Christmas shopping done early.
“They’re all wrapped, ready to go,” she said of the themed baskets and silent auction items. “They make good presents for your friends and family.”