Friday, August 12, 2022

Old Forge Library fundraiser “The Bash” set for Aug. 14

All are invited to gather at the Old Forge Library for their annual fundraiser dubbed “The Bash” on Sunday, August 14 from 3 to 5 p.m. Hosted by The Friends of the Old Forge Library, the event has served as one of the library’s primary fundraisers and has become a favorite summer tradition for locals and visitors alike. For a suggested donation of $20, guests will enjoy wine & beer tasting, hors d’oeuvres, door prizes, and music by Midnite Mike. This year, organizers have arranged for two live auctions; a photographic outing with Kurt Gardner, and a commissioned painting by Ron Rakowski.

The raffle items range from gift baskets from local merchants to a sculpture,  photographs, and fiber art. The Friends have donated a child’s chair and a selection of books for a young reader.  The collection of raffle items is currently on display at the library. Tickets can be purchased during the library’s open hours or at The Bash. The raffle will be drawn that afternoon, and the event will be held rain or shine.

Friends of the Old Forge Library treasurer, Kate Bartlet, said she is looking forward to the annual fundraiser that has become a cherished event for many.

“You [raffle winners] don’t need to be present to win, but you just might want to be,” Bartlet said.
The Old Forge Library is located at 220 Crosby Blvd in Old Forge, NY. To keep tabs on upcoming programs and events, please visit

Adirondack house by artist John Munyan.

Sculpture by artist Joni Dyer.

Inlet themed Old Forge Library Bash raffle item.

Wool applique table runner raffle item.

An ADK Home raffle item.

Bald Mountain Fire Tower Metal Print donated by Charles Kreitler.

A Sue Kiesel fox photograph is one of the raffle items for this year’s Old Forge Library Bash.

Raffle item ideal for young readers.

Photo at top: Old Forge Library Bash raffle items. All photos submitted by the Old Forge Library.

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