Bucks for Books Donations

2018 Annual "Bucks for Books"
Dinner and Auction

Some of the Friends with just a few of the wonderful items donated for the 2018

“Bucks for Books” dinner and auction.


Donations for this year’s auction:



Reinecker, Donald, Arlington, VA – Wooden bowl handmade by Paul Devoe of Warrenton, VA.  Mr. Devoe is a retired nautical engineer.  His works are created from wood, cast aside, from trees that have naturally fallen.  His bowls are featured in shops in Northern VA and Richmond, VA, that specialize in artisans’ works.  This signed bowl is made of spalted (wood coloration caused by fungi) maple and finished with beeswax and mineral oil.  Paul sells his works and donates the proceeds to food banks in the Fauquier County, VA,  area.


Sensenig, Denise – Framed Adamstown print and a framed watercolor by Dorothy Leid.


Voler, Olivia, Reinholds – “There is always something to be thankful for” wood calligraphy sign made by Olivia.



Weis, Ephrata – $20 gift card



Lorraine Stevens – Mixed media painting of the Reading Pagoda (circa 1908) by Ms. Stevens.  Framed picture is 11 1/2 x 13 1/2.



Buck, Randy, Denver – Absolutely awesome “library” diorama.  Incredible detail and numerous hours of fine workmanship have gone into this piece of art.


Crowning Touch Styling Salon, Lancaster – $50 gift certificate


Longwood Gardens – Two tickets.  Expiration date of 4/2/20.  Exclusion dates are Friday through Sunday during “A Longwood Christmas” and December 26 through January 1.



Brenda and Friends Tours, Stevens – Two $50 gift cards


Heaney, Sharon, Shillington – “Tea Basket” filled with tea items and a fancy cup & saucer.


Kyma Seafood Grill/Johnny’s Steakhouse, Stevens – $25 gift card



Heston, Jim & Veronica, Denver – “Tiempo de Fiesta!” A basket full of goodies for your Hispanic-themed party


Hinden-Shreiner, Brenda, Ephrata – A bountiful wine basket



Country Hair Studio, Denver – Basket of The Naked Bee bath & body products


Looper, Jack & Dee of Gallimaufry, Stoudtburg Village – Framed watercolor/gouache, dated 1976 by British artist Kelly of a scene behind the cathedral in Chartres, France



Mary Hartman Estate – Four sets of American Girl Doll clothes


Boynton, Raymond, Denver – Handmade wooden:  earthmover, cement truck, farm truck, and “camera” clock


Cocalico Dental, Denver – Glo Science Professional Take-Home Teeth Whitening Kit – available exclusively from dentists


Lewis, Carol, Denver – Lovely Coastal Living Seascapes bowl


Noel, Barbara, Denver – Set of bath towels and bath accessories


Tomlinson, Linda, West Lawn – A lovely basket with everything you will need for a fun-filled New Year’s Eve, including two bottles of champagne


Voler, Melissa & John, Reinholds – A bountiful Farmer’s Market Basket containing gift certificates to Green Dragon vendors, fresh produce, and much more



Mary Hartman Estate – American Girl Doll bicycle; 2 American Girl Doll books and coordinating outfits


Lesher, Jane, Adamstown – Hand knitted textured shawl in gradient shades of teal


Roseboro, Ann & Maier, Joy, Reinholds – Five-bottle wine rack, 5 bottles of wine, rechargeable electric wine bottle opener, wine cooler, wine charms, 2 crystal wine glasses, and more


Silly Lilly Pierogies – Aqua towel set and bamboo aloe liquid hand soap



Boynton, Ray, Denver – Handmade wooden cutting board and “handsaw” bookends


Hyrb, Tom & Marj, Reinholds – Prime Rib Dinner for Eight.  You bring the wine, and your hosts will prepare and serve a delicious dinner of appetizers, salad, boneless beef rib roast, potatoes, vegetables, rolls and dessert.


Hyrb, Tom & Marj, Reinholds – Red travel organizer


Hyrb, Tom & Marj, Reinholds – Woman’s Ellen Tracy travel organizer & 3-piece travel cosmetic set


Hyrb, Marj & Tom, Reinholds – Prince Tour Team Collection tennis bag w/ space for rackets, shoe compartment, accessory pack, cooler, sackpack, etc.  Can be use as a backpack or hand-held tennis equipment carrier.



Grill, Greg & Cindy, Denver – A plaid mohair wrap from St. Albans Textile Company in Australia.  Please check their website at stalbans.com.au


Grill, Greg & Cindy, Denver – A lovely Silpada necklace of howlite, quartz, and sterling silver


Pompeii Street Soap Company, Mifflinburg – A basket containing the wonderful scents of autumn



272 Hair Salon, Ephrata – Two lovely gift baskets, each containing a $25 gift certificate, purse, scarf, and jewelry


Bujno Pottery, Adamstown – Handmade stoneware crock



Arment, Mitch, Denver – “Award Winning” caramel apple pie


Georgelis Orthodontics, PC, Lancaster – $100 to sponsor two filled baskets:  (1) spa basket with 2 white towels, washcloths, laundry room sign, hand soap, salt scrub, lavender pillow spray & candle; (2) wine basket with 4 bottles of wine, 4 stemless wine glasses, gourmet nuts, and wine-theme sun catcher.  (Baskets filled by Melissa Voler, Reinholds)


Green Lawn Garage, Inc., Denver – $75 to sponsor a filled basket:  wicker decor basket filled with rustic lantern & LED light, wall hanging, plant, pantry towels, decorative globe on a pedestal & a $25 Starbucks gift card.  (Basket filled by Melissa Voler, Reinholds)


Krick, Traci, Denver – Older child’s hand-knitted poncho sweater with collar in heather off-white and black; hand-knitted woman’s poncho in pastel shades; hand-knitted blue afghan



Martin, Lewis & Esther, Reinholds – Sarasota, Florida, one-week vacation in a single-family home.  Minutes from Lido Beach, Siesta Key & Turtle Beach.  Many great golf courses.  Available fall of 2018 and mid-April – December 2019, or mutually agreed upon 2019 dates.  Sleeps 6.  Master suite with private bath, two additional bedrooms with shared bath.  Fully equipped kitchen with dishwasher.  Linens provided.  $50 cleaning fee to be paid by winning bidder.  THERE IS A RESERVE BID ON THIS DONATION


Martin, Lewis & Esther, Reinholds – Scrollwork metal wall hanging; fall floral arrangement in a glass vase; and a framed print by well-known Lititz artist Andy Smith


McComb, Betty, Garwood, NJ – Pair of cross-stitched “Blue & Lavender Butterflies” lace edge pillow cases


McComb, Lynn, Reinholds – Embroidered:  “Floral Bouquet” perle edge pillow case set; “Butterfly & Flowers” perle edge pillow case set; “Cardinals” lace edge scarf, doilies, and pillow case set; “Fluttering Butterflies” lace edge scarf, doilies, and pillow case set; and “Daisies” lace edge scarf and doilies set.



Bella Italia, Bowmansville – $15 Gift card


Board Member of the Friends of the Adamstown Area Library – Fall silk floral arrangement in a ceramic pitcher designed by Jeanette Leid


Board Member of the Friends of the Adamstown Area Library – Fall silk floral centerpiece in a white and black ceramic dish designed by Jeanette Leid


Bomberger’s, Lititz – Two $20 gift cards


Cheesy Bagel, Denver – $25 gift card


Custom Drapery Workroom, Ephrata – One set of custom decorator pillows:  2 18 x 18 and 1 12 x 18 corded pillows in neutral tones of grey, black and tan embroidered fabric.  Also 2 18 x 18 and 1 12 x 18 corded pillows in a grey and navy patterned fabric.


Dairy Queen of Ephrata – Two gift certificates, each for 1 8-inch round Blizzard cake and two gift certificates, each for one 8-inch round cake.


General Sutter Inn, Lititz – $20 gift card


Hoffert, Keith & Barbara, Denver – Snack basket full of goodies from the Weaver Nut Company


Knight and Day Diner, Lititz – $25 gift card


Renegade Winery, Straustown, DE – Basket with 2 wine glasses and a bottle of wine


Youndt, Helen – Longaberger china serving plate filled with home-baked cookies and 4 serving plates



Brancyn’s (Denver) & The Village Haus (Reinholds) Restaurants – Four $50 gift cards


Fulton Theatre, Lancaster – Two coupons to be redeemed for two tickets to “42nd Street” showing 11/13/18 – 12/30/18.  This donation will be paired with a $50 gift card to Carr’s Restaurant in Lancaster, donated by Jim & Veronica Heston, Denver.


Hawk Valley Golf Club, Denver – Four gift cards, each for 18 holes with the purchase of a cart weekdays or weekends after 3:00 p.m.


Wenger, Jayne & Robert, Adamstown – Prize winning angel food cake with vintage cake stand



Engle, Heidi, Denver – $40 gift certificate to Good ‘N Plenty family style dining restaurant and gift shop in Smoketown


Harting, Margaret, Reamstown – Metal art pumpkin


Reinecker, Joan, Denver – Enjoy a dinner for 10 at the home of Joan Reinecker, prepared by Chef Nino Elia & his wife, Elizabeth.  Nino & Elizabeth recently returned from a series of cooking seminars in Sicily and are eager to serve you and your friends an authentic 6-course Italian dinner, complete with wine.



Applebee’s – Four $15 gift certificates


Denver Lion’s Club, Denver – 6 quarts of frozen homemade chicken corn rivel soup


Lewis, Carol & Bud, Lewis – Unique goose water sprinkler; copper-tone 3-bottle barrel shaped wine holder perfect for your wine bar


Park Place Diner, Denver – $25 gift card


US Restaurants (Burger King) – Gift cards for 5 Whoppers, 5 French fries, and 5 soft serve cones


Voler, Melissa & John, Reinholds – A decadent 3-layer chocolate cake with chocolate buttercream icing and dark chocolate curls


Weaver Markets, Adamstown – Two $50 gift cards


Zum Anker Alley Shoppes, Lititz – Lighted fabric pumpkin; pewter colored watering can with snowbirds; figurine of 2 birds & a mailbox; glass frog; and a Christmas tree with snowmen



Wetherhold, Mike & Donna, Adamstown – Enjoy a dinner for 10 at the home of Mike & Donna Wetherhold, prepared by Chef Nino Elia & his wife, Elizabeth.  Nino & Elizabeth recently returned from a series of cooking seminars in Sicily and are eager to serve you and your friends an authentic 6-course Italian dinner, complete with wine.


Foxchase Golf Club, Stevens – Two gift certificates, each for 2 weekday greens fees at Foxchase (Monday through Wednesday with purchase of a $15 cart per player)



Harting, Margaret, Reamstown – 29 1/2 x 26 1/2 Metal home/garden work of art



Good, Elsie, Denver – Stunning pedestal bowl handcrafted by Elsie Good


Heritage Design Interiors, New Holland – Fall floral design arrangement


ST Nails, Ephrata – Five $10 Gift Cards



The Salt Lounge, Wyomissing – Gift certificate for 3 salt sessions and a lovely basket of salt products.  Gift certificate expires 5/31/19.



Bright’s Restaurant, Ephrata – $10 Gift Certificate


Cartridge World, Ephrata – 2 $10 Gift Certificates


Cocalico Creek Country Store – “My Best Friend” sign


Complete In Box, Ephrata – Premium Retro Gaming Console for original Nintendo games; Super Mario Brothers cartridge; T-shirt; $20 gift certificate


Dengler, Judy, Adamstown  – Italian Pasta Basket


Evergreen Diner, Ephrata – $10 Gift Certificate


Early Pine Inc. Denver – Two large framed prints


Foltz Pottery,  Reinholds – Two unique and beautiful pieces of redware


Fox Meadows Creamery, Denver – $25 Gift Certificate


Funck’s, Leola – Two $25 Gift Cards


Gus’s of Ephrata – $20 Gift Card


Harting, Margaret, Reamstown – Handmade Bird House from Johnny B’s


Kool-Dri, Reinholds – Two-Piece Sports Rainwear.  Size may be exchanged


Kountry Korner, Reinholds – Two $20 Gift Certificates


Lewis, Carol & Bud, Denver – Beautiful and unusual bird feeder stake


Mizdail, Barbara, Reinholds – Large (40″ x 75″) blue and beige print cotton scarf from India


Mom Chaffe’s, West Reading – $25 Gift Card


Nail Savvy, Ephrata – $25 Gift Certificate


Olde Lincoln House, Ephrata – $25 Gift Certificate


Pancake Farm, Ephrata – Certificate for 2 breakfasts plus beverage


Penguin Hotel, Stevens – Two $50 Gift Certificates


Philippopoulos, George, Reinholds – A basket of assorted craft beers for beer lovers


Reinecker, Joan, Denver – Three-tiered scroll wrought iron basket


Reinecker, Joan, Denver – Bird feeder, bird seed, and birdseed filler


Stoner’s Grill, Lancaster – $25 Gift Card


Weaver’s Store, Fivepointville – Cuisinart 10 quart stockpot; Cuisinart 12 quart stockpot; Cuisinart Smart Stick blender; 5 gallon gasoline container; AIPS Outdoor Pack for hunters


Winning Touch – Stevens – Gift certificate for 5 bags of Nature Blend mulch


YMCA of Reading & Berks County, Adamstown – Three-month family membership at the Adamstown YMCA.  Must redeem by 7/2019


Young, Martha, Denver  – Four framed bird paintings (Reverse Painting) by John Long of Reinholds



Shady Maple Farm Market, East Earl – $25 gift card, which may be used at the Farm Market, Smorgasbord, or Gift Shop



Harting, Margaret, Reamstown – Lenox Christmas 1989 plate


Nichol, Judy, Denver – Hand-blown glass paperweight from Taylor Backes Glass Studio in Boyerstown



Meckley Brooms, Denver – “Harry Potter” type hand-made broom, The Lightening Besom


Zerbe, Mr. & Mrs. Jerry – Gift basket of Uncle Jerry’s kettle corn



Fuller, Arlene, Reinholds – Silk floral arrangement




Schmoyer, John, Reinholds – “A Morning at the Races” at the Pagoda Hill Climb.  The Sports Car Club of America sponsored event features race-prepared cars at speeds up to 110 MPH on the winding 1.3 mile course climbing Reading’s beautiful Mt. Penn.  This donation includes:  an up-close and personal tour of the event; lunch; a commemorative t-shirt; and door-to-door transportation in a vintage British Triumph TR3 roadster.  Date:  Saturday, June 20, 2019 (Rain date June 23)


Schmoyer, John, Reinholds – “A Morning at the Races” at the Duryea.  The 68th running of this Sports Car Club of America sponsored event features race-prepared cars at speeds up to 140 MPH on the winding 2.3 mile course climbing Reading’s beautiful Mt. Penn.  This donation includes:  an up-close and personal tour of the event; lunch; a commemorative t-shirt; and door-to-door transportation in a vintage British Triumph TR3 roadster.  Date:  Saturday, August 17, 2019 (Rain date August 18)


Webber, Jane, Stevens – A luncheon and card/game event for 8 people at Jane’s home.




Friend of the Library – Santa in a sleigh.  “Dreams Come True” from the American Artist Clothtique collection by Possible Dreams


Maier, Joy, Reinholds – 2 pieces of pottery made by Cocalico High School students


Martin, Esther, Reinholds – Ceramic “Hallmark” snowman cookie jar


Meckley Brooms (Randolph Meckley), Denver – Handmade house broom with hand-dyed broom corn in shades of black and maize, held together by hand stitching using 100+ year old equiment


Nordello, Lillian, Adamstown – Blue hand-crocheted afghan


Reese, Nancy, Adamstown – Red feather wreath


Roseboro, Ann, Reinholds – Octavia Hill Collection serving bowl and pitcher in shades of terra cotta and olive green with striped exterior


Roseboro, Ann, Reinholds – Handpainted Kulina Folk Art redware plate, entitled “Tulips in Flower Vase”