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Mark your calendars, the Mill Pond Library in Kingston is holding a "GARDEN SPRING FLING", and we could use your help!! We are looking for donations of anything that would or could be found in a garden or outdoor area. Hanging plant holders, plants themselves, painted screens and/or windows, stepping stones, garden tools, the sky is the limit! Some old windows and screens have been donated to the library and are just waiting for talented people to pick them up, and paint or bedazzle them.
The first item is in already. Michelle MacHugo painted a Macaw on a pedestal. All items collected will be auctioned off in a silent auction the week of April 30th through May 5th at the library. Please bring your donations to the library no later than April 23rd. Garden season will be here sooner than you know...wouldn't it be nice to have a new item to display?
When you think of Coca-Cola your first thought is probably of the soft drink. If you stop at the library in Kingston and look at the new display, you just might change your mind. Ted & Michelle MacHugo, of Kingston, have been collecting Coca-Cola items for the past 15 years. Their collection includes not just bottles of the soft drink, but pens, glasses, cookie jars, cars, a stapler, ornaments, even a bobble head, to name a few.
When asked how they got started Michelle said, "I saw some Coca-Cola figurines for sale from the Bradford Exchange, thought they were cute, and bought them. After that friends and family started buying them as gifts for us, and from there the collection grew." Michelle went on to say that their display cases are full to the brim and their collecting has slowed down in the past couple of years.
Some of the items in the collection are newer, and some are older. There is a 75th Anniversary Commemorative Clear Bottle that most of those viewing the display will say "Hey, that's how we used to get cokes as a kid." So "pop" in and take a look the next time you are in Kingston.