Annual Benefit Auction

Thank You to the many sponsors of our 20th Annual Benefit Auction!

If you are able to, patronize any of these Library-supporting local businesses:

Platinum: Hershey Heating and Air Conditioning
Gold: Cargill Cocoa and Chocolate North America, Engle Printing & Publishing Co. Inc., Members 1st, Mount Joy Lions, Whitmoyer Auto Group
Silver: Acorn Farms, Armstrong Relocation, Buch Funeral Home, Donegal Animal Hospital, Friends of Milanof-Schock Library, Gathering Place, Lanco Federal Credit Union, Mount Joy Foot and Ankle, Mula Group

The weather for our 20th Annual Benefit Auction “The Roaring 20th” on August 27 was perfect, and it was nice to see so many people come out in support of the Library. We had a few members of the staff and Board dressed in 1920’s attire to fit the theme! This year’s Cash Appeal was for the replacement of sagging bookshelves in the Children’s Area of the Library, and we were touched by the monetary donations made by people who attended. If you would like to donate toward the shelving project, please contact Kim Beach at .

The Auction Co-Chairs want to say a few thank yous and ask that you consider patronizing these Library-supporting businesses.

… to Hershey Heating and Air Conditioning for being our first-ever Platinum Event Sponsor!

… to the many, many local businesses who donated items for the event!

… to some extremely generous donors who asked to remain anonymous, but who donated some incredible things! Look for “Library Friend” in the program.

… to John Hess Auction Service who has donated auctioneer services since our first auction in 2003!

… to members of our Board of Trustees, Solicitation Committee, and other volunteers for their help with the auction!

… to the hard-working Library staff, who kept things going while we worked on the auction and who are all here today!

… to JB Hostetter & Sons for lending the huge tent!

… to Stan Tucker for lending the sound equipment!

… to the MSL Grounds Crew, who watered and weeded through the heat of this summer to ensure that everything looks beautiful today!

… to Dutch Country Hand-Rolled Soft Pretzels, Meat the Browns, and the Friends of the Milanof-Schock Library for offering a variety of tasty treats and drinks!

… to the scouts who are helping out today from Girl Scout Troop 70595 and Boy Scout Troops 39B and 39G.

… to Rebecca Bauer from Servant Stage Company for lending some of the period costumes.

… to Giant Food Stores, Mount Joy for donating all the balloons floating about!

… and to the tremendous Auction Committee for helping to plan this fabulous event and for making the planning so much fun! – Joseph McIlhenney, MSL Executive Director; Susan Craine, MSL Circulation Coordinator; Kirstin Rhoads, MSL Social Media Manager/Public Relations; and Mindy Carreras, former Board Member.

Thanks, especially, to our guests who attended the auction to support the library. Without you, there would be no auction!

Jean Witmer and Kim Beach, Co-Chairs