Every year, we try to go to the South Salem Library Fair, a tradition we picked up from our brother-in-law who grew up in the area. This year marks the 49th Anniversary of the popular fair. The book sale is terrific and helps support the library. There's also food, music, vendors, an antique car show, and lots more. It's fun for the whole family.
In 2008 the South Salem Library board of trustees and the New York State Board of Regents approved a name change for the library from “South Salem Library” to “Lewisboro Library.”
Here's more info from the official Web site:
The 49th annual Lewisboro Library Fair will be held rain or shine, on Saturday, September 26 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Onatru Farm. The Fair highlight is the Book Sale, but it also features “Attic Treasures,” auctions, food, games, a corn maze, music, and vintage cars. Back by popular demand this year is the Antique & Collectible “Road Show.” Noted appraisers Jay St. Mark, PhD and Tucker Frey will be at the Fair from 11 to 2, to provide verbal appraisals for $10 per item. Possible appraisals include colonial furniture, brass, paintings, folk art, antique fireplace equipment, pottery and much more. Bring photos if the collectible is too large. Firearms and fine jewelry appraisals are not available at the Fair. All donations will directly benefit the library.
The Fair’s Concours d’Elegance antique car show features a wide variety of vehicles from show cars to weekend cruisers. There is no entrance fee, but space is limited. To register, contact Dean Travalino at 763-5393 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Plaques will be awarded to winners in six categories courtesy of the sponsor, BMW of Ridgefield.
The popular Book Pre-Sale, for Lewisboro residents only, will be held Thursday evening, September 24 from 5:30-9:00 p.m., also at Onatru Farm.
Be sure to bring your checkbook to the Silent Auction, because we have some great items to bid on. Auctions items include: dinners at Le Chateau or The Horse and Hound, a wine tasting courtesy of Cross River Wine, golf outings at the Hudson National, Pound Ridge or Salem Golf Clubs, a one month gym membership at the Ridge Club, Stamford Symphony Tickets, Teeth Whitening by Dr. John Loffredo, and a three-night stay at Sofitel Le Faubourg Bed & Breakfast in Paris. The auction will also have several antiques on consignment from area dealers, and we are very excited to have a new painting by local artist Suzan Waldinger, entitled "Emerging Peace."
If you love to bake, please consider contributing a baked good for our Bake Sale Booth, one of the Fair's busiest attractions. Each year we completely sell out all the delicious breads, brownies, cakes, cookies, cupcakes and pies made by our friends and neighbors. Please bring your homemade treats to the Bake Sale Booth on Fair Day anytime between 10 am and 2 pm.
Volunteers are still needed to man some of the children’s games. This is a great way for teens to earn community service hours. There are also several volunteer opportunities available prior to Fair day (eg. prepping the children's games), for those who can't help on the 26th. To volunteer, call Clare at 977-3134, or visit the Fair website www.lewisborolibraryfair2009.wikispaces.com There are many volunteer opportunities, so don’t be shy. It’s a great way to help out the community and meet people, especially if you are new to the area!
The weather forecast looks like it will be great this Saturday, so hope you all can make it.