This Labor Day, kick up your heels and have fun dancing to the music of the Salty Dogs, the featured performers at Wiscasset Public Library’s Bands for Books annual fundraiser.
The event, from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday Sept. 2, is at Marianmade barn and farm overlooking the Sheepscot River in Wiscasset. The four-member band plays rock ‘n’ roll from the 1950s to the 2000s and inspires guests to have a rocking good time. It will be the third time the band has played for the occasion and the sixth such annual event organized by Friends of the Library.
The event includes food, drink and a silent auction, including a case of wine, paintings, an airplane ride over the Midcoast, certificates for a facial, a massage, and offerings from several downtown Wiscasset shops.
Each attendee will receive a free ticket for a raffle to win a $50 gift card from Water Street Kitchen and Bar Restaurant in Wiscasset.
A variety of delicious hors d'oeuvres prepared by Julie Bellefleur will be offered, supplemented by food prepared by Friends of the Library. As usual, there will be a cash bar. Small tables will be set up to sit at and enjoy the company while taking in the river view.
Tickets, at $20 per person, can be bought now at the library at 21 High St., or at BIRCH home furnishings and gifts at 72 Main St., or by calling Linda Winterberg on 882-9693. Tickets will also be available, at $25 per person, the night of the event at the entrance to the farm at 155 Federal St. The money raised will benefit the library and be used to pay for the recently installed door at the entry, and for painting and sprucing up the area.
The generous local sponsors include Ames True Value Hardware, First Federal Savings, The First National Bank, and private patron Louana Frois.