It’s Raffle Time at MCL
Manchester Community Library is brimming with fantastic gift baskets for children, teens and adults. The annual basket raffle fundraiser is underway. Proceeds will benefit the Library’s Summer Reading Program. Kids who participate in the Summer Reading Program can earn free raffle tickets for a wonderful selection of themed baskets filled with books and an assortment of toys. Parents, you can improve your children’s chances to win by purchasing additional raffle tickets. There are also several exciting selections for teens to liven up the long weeks of summer vacation, or to begin getting ready for an exciting new year at college in the fall.
For the adults there is a vast array of delightful offerings from local businesses. Take a chance or two on the ‘Best of the Village’ basket, with two-day passes to the Fitness Center at the Spa at Equinox and a three-course dinner for two at the Reluctant Panther. ‘Best of Market’ features gourmet and locally sourced food items, upscale kitchenware, and a hands-on cooking class with a local chef. Enjoy a ‘Night Out of Town’ with a stay at the Long Trail House at Stratton and dinner for two at Verde; ‘A Sleigh Ride Together with You’ entitles the winner to a sleigh ride through Merck Forest this winter, with a cozy blanket from Orvis and a handmade pewter flask. The last day to purchase raffle tickets is Saturday, August 22, with the drawing occurring on Monday, August 24. Purchase your raffle tickets at the Library, located at 138 Cemetery Avenue on the corner of Route 7A/Main Street in Manchester Center.