Raising money to support a learning landmark the entire county uses while honoring a person who was instrumental in keeping the place alive is how an upcoming auction for the local library is being described.
Library Director Cameron Duff says the Friends of the Library auction’s been raising $30,000 to $50,000 annually, and this year's honors Helen Graham, who worked for the Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library for three decades.
He went on to describe the Wyoming Room as the historical archives of writings, documents and journals that pertain specifically to the people of Sheridan County.
Library board member Nancy Elliott, who appeared on the Public Pulse talk show with Duff this week, said she became involved with the library because of her passion for learning.
The event will be held Saturday night (Nov. 9) at the library and costs $20, $15 for 65 and older, and $35 for a family. Auction items include crafts like quilts and aprons, artwork of painting, jewelry and pottery, and collectible clothing.
The silent auction runs from 5:30-7:15, followed by a live auction at 7:30. Ken Thorpe will be master of ceremonies. Roger St. Clair is the auctioneer. Hors d’oeuvres will be provided by the Wyoming Culinary Institute and Terry Garrison is playing the music. Many of the items can be seen in advance by stopping by the library on West Alger Street.