Tip the Teeter Contest in October

         Remember the Penny War between the 5 Green Lake County Libraries?  Well, this year only 2 of us wanted to do it again, Kingston being one of those.  So…we decided to come up with a new fun way to collect pennies (or any other change).  It is the “Tip the Teeter” contest which will start on Monday, Oct. 2nd.    Each week, for 5 weeks, the library will be putting a weighted prize on the end of our teeter totter.  If you bring in coins, and your coins tip the teeter totter that week, you take home the prize.  Our goal is to raise one penny more than last year’s penny war, which would be $3283.85.  And if we do, we will once again throw an ice cream sundae event to celebrate. 

         Speaking of celebrating, we have another event to add to the celebration.  Sara is starting her 30th year working at the library this month.  We asked Sara if she ever thought she would still be in that position 30 years later.  “Nope.  I told the library board when they hired me, that I would work until my daughter started school, and then I would be looking for an accounting job which is what I went to college for.”  Well, that daughter has grown up and graduated, and now Sara is raising her granddaughter who is already in the 6th grade, so that prophecy never came true.  Sara has made a lot of memories over the last 30 years.  Her biggest one probably being getting a building fund underway, and eventually moving into the new library building.   

         Thanks to all who made our Meat Raffle a huge success. About 50 people showed up at Lake View Inn to buy tickets for a chance to win some tasty varieties of meat.  A lot of fun was had by all and we raised $2079.00!  Our library wouldn’t be the place it is without all the support we get from those who come to our fundraisers, from those who make donations, from those who volunteer.  We greatly appreciate you all!!  Thank you, thank you, thank you!!



The Lakeview Inn, on Hwy 44 outside of Markesan, is holding a meat raffle fundraiser for our library on Sunday, Sept. 10th. The fun will begin at 1pm.

Never been to a meat raffle? Here’s how it works. There will be 4 “rounds” of meat. A round might contain 5 or 6 packages of prime cuts or different varieties of various meats. Ticket sellers walk around the restaurant selling tickets for each round. Tickets cost $5.00 each, or 3/$10.00. You keep half the ticket and the other half goes in the spinning ticket barrel. If there are 5 cuts of meat in the round, the first number (winner) drawn gets to come up and take their pick of the 5 packages. Now there are 4 packages left and the next number is drawn, and that person gets to take their choice. So for each round there are 5 or 6 winners, depending on the number of items in the round. The last round of the meat raffle is a 50/50 raffle. You can buy any amount of tickets. That round has only 1 winner, but that winner gets half of the ticket amount sold, with the other half going to the library. There will also be a few silent auction items that day to bid on.

If you come to the meat raffle and win one of the meat prizes, you are getting your money’s worth. BUT… if you don’t win a meat item, you are still a winner, because each round you participate in helps support our library! And we greatly appreciate each and every one of you!! Hope to see you at the Lakeview Inn on Sunday, Sept. 10th!!

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