Oh, What a Night!
Third Annual “Off The Shelf... A Celebration of Books” Event Another Success
Please enjoy the pictures as we provide the details.
Peacock Keller’s benefit for the Washington District Libraries raised money to help the libraries in their quest for the one-card system to be used throughout their 16 libraries and other system-wide updates. It also provided a genuine sense of satisfaction that our friends, neighbors, clients and families joined with us acknowledging the libraries need all of the monetary support that we can give them.
This year more than 310 people were in attendance at Bella Sera enjoying the auctions (including a live auction by Tripp Kline), the table decorations and our speaker, Dave Crawley from KDKA Television.
Our theme for the evening was Heroes. Those who purchased a table decorated their table using their favorite literary hero as their focus. The winners this year were: First Place - The Fredericktown Library for The Greatest Generation, honoring the heroes of World War II; Second Place - Consol Energy for Heroes honoring Norman Borlaug, “The Man Who Fed The World”; and Third Place - First Federal Savings and Loan Assn. of Greene Co., for Captain Underpants and the Attack of the Talking Toilets. Needless to say, their table added some humor to the evening!
The tables were judged by Washington Co. Court of Common Pleas Judge Katherine Emery, John Campbell of Campbell Insurance Associates and Raymond Dunlevy, artist and professor emeritus of California University of Pennsylvania. The judges declared that the tables were beautifully done and very creative and that choosing the winners was not an easy thing to do.
Reflecting on the success of this year’s event, Douglas Nolin, Peacock Keller Partner and the emcee for the night stated, “Peacock Keller is honored to be able to once again sponsor Off The Shelf to benefit the libraries of Washington and Greene Counties. And we were humbled by the enthusiasm and generosity of all those who participated in the event. It was good to see so many diverse heroes depicted and honored. And it was good to recognize the true heroes of our local libraries, all of those who work diligently to keep the libraries open and vibrant to our communities.”
We at Peacock Keller echo Doug’s words as we plan for next year’s event. Carol Andrews, our Marketing Director, will be glad to take your reservations for September, 2011. Next year’s theme will be “Space.”
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