Library fundraiser set

Published 11:37 am Thursday, March 7, 2019

In order to raise funds for the new library in Buckingham County projected to be located at the former Dillwyn Primary School, community organizers with the Friends of the Buckingham Library are holding a benefit event on Saturday, March 23, beginning 6 p.m. that will include wine, cheese and a silent auction.

The benefit will be located at the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) building on West James Anderson Highway in Buckingham County.

The Buckingham County Board of Supervisors approved the new library location and is in the process of establishing a financing plan with financial advising organization Davenport Inc.

Organizer Pat Howe said the proceeds from the event will go to furnish the new library. This includes anything from chairs to tables, computers/laptops, and lights.

“Anything that can be ‘moved’ or is not affixed to the building,” Howe said.

Central Virginia Regional Library Director Rick Ewing is set to provide information about the new library during the fundraiser. Spencer Adams, president of the Buckingham Friends, is set to be the emcee.

Participants can bid on the silent auction items until 7:30 p.m. Major credit cards can be accepted in addition to cash or checks.

Some of the items that will be auctioned, Howe said, include a limited edition print of the artwork, “Family of Love” by artist P. Buckley Moss and brooch; hand-crocheted popcorn stitch afghan; two-nights pet boarding at Whetstone Pet Care; gift certificate from Tirtha Spa and Salon; two handmade bowls, two hand crocheted potholders, and more from The Spa; Pet portrait (painting of one’s pet) by Elizabeth Jones; handmade wooden bowl; gift certificates for fresh blueberries; Mikasa “Italian Countryside” vase; collectible Wilton Armetale water pitcher; gift certificate to Pino’s Restaurant; and lazy susan from European Stone Co. Additional items are to be announced.

Tickets can be purchased prior to the event or at the door. The Friends of the Library are accepting items that can be donated to the auction until March 15.

To learn more about the event or to purchase tickets, email buckinghamfol@gmail.com.