|Photo by muvuca via Morgue File|
We also tried out a new idea I found on the internet--to let people who were leaving "empty handed" from the silent auction "lend a hand" to the library. We had 20 or so hand cut outs that were all labeled with an item and a price, for example "children's books $20," "audiobooks, $75" "educational puzzles, $20" "library cart, $250." We raised an additional $255 for the asking! A small amount to be sure, but I think with more advertising (we didn't do a write up of this opportunity in the gala program and some people left before we had the table manned) we could do much better!
I did pick up a needle for a little while today, and I'll be happy to snap a photo of my progress when the sun comes back out.