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Friends of the Old Forge Library gather for annual luncheon

Margo Boylan

Seated from left are Don Kelly, Hazel & Bob Dellavia, Kathy Riehle, and Barb (partially hidden) & Reed Proper. Photo by Carol Hansen

The Friends of the Old Forge Library hosted their annual luncheon at North Woods Inn on Monday, January 23. Among the 30 people in attendance were library appreciators and staff, Library Director Izzie Worthen, and members of the Board of Trustees.

The three course luncheon was enjoyed by everyone. Chairperson of the event was Margo Boylan.

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Friends of Library distribute books to pre-school children

Hazel Dellavia, of the Friends of the Old Forge Library, met with Kinderwood Preschool Program students on Monday, December 12 and presented each of them with the book, “Reading Right from the Start” by Toni S. Bickart as a holiday gift.

The Friends organization is hoping to make the book available to all families in the area who have children ages five and under.

More information is available by calling the library at (315) 369-6008.

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Musical program slated for Old Forge Library

The Old Forge Library will host a program, From Ireland to the Adirondacks: Five Generations of Songs and Ballads From the Cleveland Family, on Tuesday, August 23 at 7:30 p.m.

A descendant of Scottish and Irish settlers to the Brant Lake area of the Adirondacks, Colleen Cleveland will perform pieces from her family’s musical repertoire of over 400 songs, as well as stories and ancient ballads from the old country.

This program is free and open to the public and is sponsored by The Friends of the Old Forge Library.

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‘The Friends’ award prizes at annual Library Bash

The Old Forge Library Bash annual fundraiser, held Sunday, August 14, drew close to 90 people who enjoyed a variety of hors d’oeuvres and wines that were available for tasting.

Joni Dyer was one of the prize winners at the Friends of the Old Forge Library's annual Library Bash held last weekend in the library

The event was organized and hosted by the Friends of the Library.

“A lot of folks showed up and we were very pleased,” said Hazel Dellavia, President of the Friends of the Library.

Stephanie Ryan, Bea Foley, and Gary Lee

The following were winners of the Library Bash Raffle:

Nancy Schoeberlein, Old Forge – Eagle on My Pond Photo by Gary Lee;

Courtney of Hamburg, NY – Adirondack Detective Series by John Briant;

The Posts of New Jersey – Decoupage Maple Sap Bucket by Linda Marcy;

Olga Adams, Auburn – Birch Bark Mirror made by Maureen Van Slyke; Connie Scalso, Clifton, VA – Movie Passes to the Strand for two with popcorn and beverage.

Marcy Rose, right, picks up her door prize from Hazel Deliavia of the Friends of the Old Forge Library, which presents the Library Bash annually

Jan O’Connor, Old Forge – Basket of Adirondack Books donated by Old Forge Hardware; Jim Kraus, E. Syracuse – Greens Fees and Golf Cart for two to the Thendara Golf Club and five pairs of Hand Crafted Earrings by Suzanne Firsching.

Linda Jackson, N. Syracuse -the Child’s Quilt by Claire Oehler;

Bill and Joan Palmer, Whitesboro – the Quilted Table Runner by Pointed Pine Quilters;

Ted Riehle, Old Forge -the $25 gift certificate to Gallery 3040 and Curly Maple Box; Fran Potts, Liverpool – Bob Zimmerman’s carved Chickadee; Linda Keener, Big Moose – Handmade Purse by Sharon Petrides.

Carol Warner, Utica – Adirondack watercolor poster donated by VIEW; Carol Eichel-berger, Webster – Art Quilt wall hanging by Sue Monaghan; Aileen Townsend, Old Forge – the Girl Reading with Kitten Sculpture by Joni Dyer.

Carol Eichelberger won a handmade quilt.

Gary Lee poses with a centerpiece

Bonnie Petty, Thendara – handwoven table runner by Margo Boylan; Linda Marcy, Boonville and Jeremy Dreja, Old Forge – 2 sets of Passes to the Enchanted Forest/Water Safari; Barb Hart, Old Forge – The Photo of Lake Durant; Karen Russell, Old Forge – the Children’s Books and Things donated by the Friends of Old Forge Library; Francine Mudge, Thendara – the handwoven Scarf by Mary Anne Ransom; Gabrielle Oudemool, Zaugy, SC – Three Hour Canoe Tour for two. Linda Martin, Big Moose – Freshwater Pearl Necklace and Earrings handcrafted by Pete Ferris; Michala Marlow, Old Forge – Children’s Wooden Toy donated by Danielle Hoepfl.

The big winner of the day was Joni Dyer of Eagle Bay who took home the hand-crocheted Throw by Louisette Lecours, the Hand Painted Wooden Bowls by fellow artist Linda Marcy, and the gift certificate to Sister’s Bistro.

There were additional winners of door prizes.

William Mudge won “Pick the Most Expensive Wine Contest.”

Steven Wick of Old Forge won “Guess the Number of Corks in the Jar Contest”. His guess of 427 was the closest to the 441 corks in the jar.

Gary Lee of Inlet took home the Floral Centerpiece with the Dragonfly Scarf from Mountain Greenery as the last door prize of the day.

Raffle winners who were not present may pick up their prizes at the Old Forge Library during regular library hours or call the library at (315) 369-6008 to arrange for pick-up.

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