Annual library auction nets more than $7,000

AUCTIONEER BILL MOORE, celebrated artist Warren Kimble, and library board member John Peterson, work the room at the annual holiday auction at the Brandon Free Public Library on De- cember 4th. Peterson holds a growler that the Red Clover Ale Company of Brandon donated for a year’s worth of refills, which ended up selling for $450.
Reporter photos/George Field (right) and Carolyn Van Vleck, above.

The Friends of the Brandon Free Public Library held their annual auction on Sunday, Dec. 4th, at the library. A raucous crowd bid generously for the items, many of which were made by local residents. The highest bid was $750 for a beautiful double-sided handmade quilt. The funniest part of the event was when Warren Kimble bought back the beautiful fern stand with an enormous poinsettia in it that he had donated! 

The delicious and creative trays of cheeses, fruits, and cookies were made by Louis and Sarah Pattis, former owners of the Brandon Inn. Wine and punch were donated by the Friends of the Library.

The auction netted more than $7000. The money will be used to buy books for the library, as well as to enhance the summer reading program for local children.

There is a silent auction going on until next Friday, Dec. 16. Please come to the library and check out the fabulous items!

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