Peacock Tales • Summer 2015
Peacock Keller’s eighth annual Off The Shelf – A Celebration of Books event will take place on Wednesday, September 16, 2015 at the Hilton Garden Inn at Southpointe. This year’s event will be a departure from programs of years’ past and we hope that you will join us for this fun-filled evening. 2015 marks the 90th anniversary of Peacock Keller and its service to the Washington County community. Ralph Peacock opened his law practice in 1925, the same year The Great Gatsby was published, and we have planned an evening of celebration with a Roaring Twenties-themed cocktail party to coincide with our annual fundraising event for the libraries of Washington, Greene and Fayette Counties.
We will pay homage to F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic piece, considered a contender for the title “Great American Novel”, by transporting you back in time to the speakeasy-jazz era. Unlike our prior Off The Shelf events, there will be no guest speaker or table decorating. Instead, we will experience a unique brand of musical Americana and hot jazz revelry provided by The Boilermakers Jazz Band. Guests are encouraged to adorn themselves in their best 1920’s attire and
enjoy the evening’s dance contest, costume contest and silent auction. To keep the atmosphere lively, the traditional sit-down dinner will be replaced by heavy hors d’oeuvres st ations.
Our goal is to raise $20,000, which will allow the library consortium to pay for maintenance and software upgrades to keep their online network running smoothly. In order to meet this goal, we are asking for sponsorships from local businesses and individuals like you. By sponsoring and attending this annual event, you’ll be supporting the libraries of Washington, Greene and Fayette Counties and helping us provide opportunities for increased literacy in our community.
*** Since 2008, Off The Shelf - A Celebration of Books, has raised over $200,000 for 20 libraries in Washington, Greene and Fayette counties. ***
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