Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Bananas Foster!

Channel 22 News recently interviewed Joe Stevens, owner of Hofbrauhaus, as he prepared a fabulous dessert and talked about his 18 years of bringing gourmet food to The Future Begins Here. COME to this gala event Sunday evening May 1 (6:30-9pm, Holyoke Mall) to taste his "Bananas Foster."

Watch the Channel 22 video here to see the dramatic flames and tempting recipe of "Bananas Foster."

$30 at door (Yellow entrance of Mall). All proceeds benefit children's services, including those at the Holyoke Public Library.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Raffle Tickets!

A chance to win $500!  A chance to win a car!

New this year at the May 1st Future Begins Here fundraiser is an opportunity to win $500 AND a chance to win a 2011 Suburu Outback!     
Raffle tickets are only $10 each and can be purchased in advance from Friends President Tim Damon or other Friends board members, or at the Holyoke Public Library.   You do not need to be present to win the $5oo.   

To win the car, however, you must be present at the event:  Sunday, May 1, 6:30-9 pm, Holyoke Mall.  Come show your support for children’s services at the Holyoke Public Library!  Silent and live auction items, great food, live music, cash bar, and also new this year: a beer garden!    If you do not already have your event tickets, you may pay  ($30) at the door.

Raffle tickets will also be sold by Holyoke's Colleens during this gala event.  The drawing will take place in connection with the Live Auction. The winner will get $500 and a chance --if present--to roll dice for the car.  In all, ten raffle ticket holders at the event will be in line to roll the dice for the Subaru.  The first one to get the correct roll wins the car.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Bring auction donations to Friends meeting

Come to the meeting of the Friends of HPL on Wednesday, April 13, 5:30-7pm, at the Library.
We are preparing for the gala fundraiser The Future Begins Here (May 1).  If you have any auction items to donate for either the Silent Auction or the Live Auction, please contact President Tim Damon this week, or BRING the items with you on Wednesday.

This is the final week before the newspaper deadline for submission of the auction list, so we need to know what items and/or services will be offered.  The Holyoke Public Library is one of three agencies participating in The Future Begins Here this year, the 20th anniversary of this fundraiser for children's services.

You can help us create attractive baskets and bundles  (combining smaller donated items into packages worth $50 or more).   We'll be working together in the History Room, 2nd floor, on Friday afternoon April 15. Contact Tim Damon, Peg McCarthy, or marypaz for details.

Additional help would be appreciated, too, in selling RAFFLE tickets  -- a new addition this year.  Come to Wednesday's meeting to learn more.