LEWISBORO, N.Y. Beginning this Saturday, Aug. 6, the Lewisboro Library will begin collecting donated books, toys and other items such as used furniture to sell at its Attic Treasures tag sale, which takes place at the 51st annual Lewisboro Library Fair.
The fair is our biggest fundraiser of the year, said Liz Gabriele, the librarys program coordinator. All the proceeds go into our operating budget. It goes back a long way; the town historian was just in here the other day reminiscing about when it was held on the front lawn of [John Jay] high school.
The fair is a community event attended by over a thousand people each year. This year, it will be held Sept. 17, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Onatru Farm, 99 Elmwood Road, in South Salem.
Donations for the Attic Treasures tag sale can be dropped at Onatru Farm each Saturday in August from 10 a.m. to noon. Donations will be accepted on these days only. Books must be in good condition; no mildew or torn pages. No textbooks, condensed books, encyclopedias or magazines are accepted. Attic Treasure also seeks gently used furniture, toys (no stuffed animals), bicycles, artwork, and kitchen and sports equipment.
The library committee is really looking for volunteers to help collect those donations at Onatru Farm, Gabriele said. We also need help for the book move-in day on Sept. 10.
Gabriele said volunteering for the library is a good way for teens to get community service credit for college applications and the honor society.
Gabriele also noted that community organizations are invited to have a display at the fair for a $20 fee.
Its one of the best ways for them to reach a lot of people and to let them know what it is they do, she said. For example, the greyhound rescue group has been there the last few years.
Area businesses that would like to showcase at the fair can reserve an 8-by-9-foot space for $80 and a 6-foot table and chair for $20. Forms for both organizations and vendors are available at the librarys website, www.lewisborolibrary.org .
This years fair will also feature the Concours dElegance car show, which will feature a wide variety of cars including backyard classics and green technology vehicles such as the Chevrolet Volt.
Awards are given in each of several categories for the car show. The awards are provided by the shows sponsor, Arroway Chevrolet Cadillac.
There is no entry fee to participate in the show, but space is limited. Those whod like to display a car can register by calling Dean Travalino at (914) 763-5393 or e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org .
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