The Harford County Public Library Foundation’s 6th annual gala, the Mad Hatter’s Ball, an Evening in the Stacks, will be held on November 6, 2010 at the Abingdon branch from 7 – 11pm. Tickets are on sale now and are $90 per person.
“Each year the gala committee and library staff are thrilled to open the doors of our beautiful branch in Abingdon for a unique, fun experience in the library. The proceeds from the gala help to sustain important services at the library, including the Summer and Winter Reading Programs and Silver Reader Outreach Vehicle,” commented Library Director, Audra Caplan.
The Abingdon Branch, located at 2510 Tollgate Road, will be transformed into a place of whimsy, reminiscent of Wonderland. Cocktail attire is required and party hats are optional! Local businesses have been a key element of the gala since its inception and this year we are proud to have Pairings Bistro and Brooms Bloom Dairy provide guests with an array of food selections. Desserts will be prepared by Coffee Coffee and Flavor Cupcakery and beverages will be provided by Bottleworks.
“I love the excitement that Harford County Public Library creates for the attendees of this event every year. The library is an important community resource and The Kelly Group is proud to be a sponsor,” stated Jodi Davis, Financial Advisor at The Kelly Group. “We know our support; along with the support of all the sponsors is a key component to the success of the gala each year.”
Headlining sponsors for this year’s gala are The Aegis, Comcast, M&T Bank, Richardson’s Florist, WXCY and Saxon’s Diamond Centers. Premiere sponsors are APG Federal Credit Union, FastFrame, Harford County Tourism, Mason Dixon Arrive and PNC Bank. Supporting sponsors for the event are 15th Annual Maryland State Police Polar Bear Plunge, William and Carol Allen, Baker & Taylor, Bonefish Grill, Broom’s Bloom Dairy, Celebree Learning Centers, Clark Turner Signature Homes, Coffee Coffee, Edmeades & Stromdahl, Flowers by Bauers, Freedom Federal Credit Union, Harford’s Heart, Harford Mutual, Mary and Mark Hastler, Huether-McClelland Foundation,, The Kelly Group, Richard and Susan Kinard, Library Interiors, Luciano’s Entertainment, Morgan Stanley Smith Barney, Ronald Parker, PA, Playaway, PNC Wealth Management, Select Event Rentals, Skylight Creative Ideas, Slavie Federal Savings Bank, Edmund and Lucie Snodgrass, Jay & Linda Van Deusen, Kathy and Robert Wajer.
More exciting news! The Harford County Public Library Foundation is holding a jewelry raffle. Saxon’s Diamond Centers has generously donated a pair of 1.5 carat diamond stud earrings to the library valued at almost $6,000. “My business partner, Kevin Ferrell, and I are honored to be part of an organization that serves the community in so many different ways,” stated Lance Hersh, Owner, Saxon’s Diamond Centers. “The library not only benefits students of all ages, but also adults who do not have computer access and who are furthering their education. And knowing that budget cuts have affected the library we wanted to do something to help raise funds to support the services and staff.” Jewelry raffle tickets are on sale now at all Harford County Public Library branches, Saxon’s two locations in Aberdeen and Bel Air and Coffee Coffee in Bel Air. Tickets are one for $10 or 3 for $25. The winner will be announced at the gala. You do not need to be present to win.
For more information and to purchase tickets for both the gala and the jewelry raffle, visit us online at HCPLonline.info/gala. You can also call the Library Foundation Office at 410 273 5600 x2283. Find us on Facebook and follow us on twitter at twitter.com/HCPLFoundation.
The Harford County Public Library Foundation is a 501(c)3 charitable organization dedicated to enhancing Harford County Public Library services. The Foundation raises funds to augment the financial resources of the Library and works to promote awareness of library services. The Foundation facilitates the library’s development as a creative environment within the county that encourages the acquisition of knowledge and the love of reading for all customers. For more information call 410 273 5601 x 2283.
Harford County Public Library operates eleven branches located throughout Harford County, Maryland. The library serves over 200,000 registered borrowers of all ages and has an annual circulation of almost 4,700,000. Harford County Public Library is committed to connecting people with information and promoting the love of reading within the community.
Photo caption #1: The Harford County Public Library Foundation’s annual gala, The Mad Hatter’s Ball, will be held on November 6, 2010 at the Abingdon branch.
Photo caption #2: The Harford County Public Library is holding a jewelry raffle. 1.5 carat diamond stud earrings have been generously donated by Saxon’s Diamond Centers.