Bucks for Books Donations

2019 Annual
"Bucks for Books"
Dinner and Auction

Some of the Friends with just a few of the wonderful items donated for this year’s

“Bucks for Books” dinner and auction.


Donations for this year’s auction:




Weaver, Yvonne, Denver – Made by Yvonne Weaver:  silver chain necklace with earrings; smokey grey and silver necklace and earrings; blue and silver necklace and earrings; hammered silver necklace and earrings; Celtic cross necklace and earrings; silver chain earrings.




Evans, Carol, Adamstown – Snowman doormat.

Harting, Margaret, Reamstown – Straw flower basket arrangement.

Harting, Margaret, Reamstown – Tin display wagon.

Heston, Ronnie, Denver – $35 Royer’s gift card and a Crazy Plant Lady book.

Martin, Tom, Mohnton – Framed and matted “Fall at the Ephrata Cloister” print.

Martin, Tom, Mohnton – Framed and matted watercolor print by Lancaster artist Carolyn Willitts.  This print is signed and numbered.

Tomlinson, Linda, West Lawn – Decorator swan.




Brenda & Friends Tours, Stevens – 4  $50 gift certificates

Wolfgang, Lil & Steve, Reading – Lovely basket of towels and bath products




Kyma Seafood Grill & Johnny’s Bar & Restaurant, Stevens – Two $25 gift cards.




Cicero, LuAnn – Signed Chet Atkinson straw hat (new).

Stevens, Lorraine – Large hand-painted gourd with daisies and bluebirds.




Grill, Cindy – La Borsa tan and black Italian leather handbag purchased in Prague.

Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square – 2 admission tickets.  Expire 4/2/2021.  Not valid for:  specially ticketed events such as: Fireworks or Wine & Jazz Festival; every Friday through Sunday during A Longwood Christmas; or every day December 26 through January 1.




Hanlon, Kevin, Denver – 2 hand-carved wooden Santas.




Green Lawn Garage, Denver – Sponsor of tray with 3 bottles of wine, wine decanter, 4 stemless wine glasses, and “Cork Pops”, an inert gas wine bottle opener.

Heston, Jim, Denver, $50 gift card to the new Josephine Restaurant, Lancaster .  The gift card to be auctioned with the Fulton Theatre tickets.

Nail Savvy, Ephrata – $20 gift card.

Voler, John & Melissa, Reinholds – Chocolate cake with chocolate buttercream frosting, topped with chocolate curls, and presented on a cake plate.




Buck, Randy, Denver – Greenhouse diorama complete with a vintage pickup truck.

Comfort Inn, Denver – Certificate for a one-night stay – up to $150 value.  Not valid NHRA Race weekend.  Expires 12/31/2020.

Pompeii Street Aromatherapy – Fall basket.  Experience the special scents of Pompeii Street Aromatherapy as we move into the cooler weather.  Relax and enjoy lovingly prepared products made in central PA with quality ingredients.

Red Lobster, Wyomissing – $20 gift card.




Eby, Menno & Karen, Denver – Framed original watercolor of tulips by Myrtle Tremblay.

Eby, Menno & Karen, Denver – Framed and signed giclee pencil drawing of a barn and silo by William Auptman.

Eby, Menno & Karen, Denver – Indigenous American doll with hand-crocheted and beaded dress; large woodland Santa; child’s wooden rocking chair; 2 small framed Amish prints; canvas print of flowers in vase; framed print of flowers in vase.

Heston, Jim & Veronica, Denver – Italian-theme basket with sauces, pastas, seasonings, cookbooks, bottles of wine, and much more.




Reinecker, Joan, Denver – Hand-painted chair.




Brecknock Orchard, Mohnton – Gift basket.

Weavers Store, Fivepointville – Two $20 gift certificates.




Sanderson, Gail – 75″ x 90″ (twin) hand-made quilt in a classic nine-patch design made from 1930s reproduction fabrics (35 different fabrics) in blue, pink, yellow, lavender, and green.




Bernstel, Mary, Adamstown – Black and neutral bead necklace and a blue and gold-tone crystal necklace.  Both made by Mary Bernstel.




Custom Drapery Workroom, Ephrata – 2 sets of custom decorative throw pillows by Donna Thompson.

Dengler, Judy, Adamstown – Pasta basket filled with Italian delicacies.

Friend of the Library – Manmade opalite copper-wrapped necklace.

Fulton Theatre, Lancaster – Coupon for 2 tickets to “Peter Pan” valid 11/2/19 – 12/29/19.

Martin, Lewis & Esther, Reinholds – Decorative wood and metal wall hanging with candle and small vase.

Martin, Lewis & Esther, Reinholds – One-week vacation in Sarasota, Florida.  Enjoy a vacation in this lovely single-family home.  Minutes from Lido Beach, Siesta Key & Turtle Beach.  Many great golf courses in the area.  The home sleeps 6 and has:  master suit with king-size bed and private bath; two additional bedrooms with shared bath; fully equipped kitchen with dishwasher; linens provided.  Available fall of 2019 and mid-April to December 2020 or mutually agreed upon 2020 dates.  $50 cleaning fee to be paid by winning bidder.  THERE IS A RESERVE BID ON THIS DONATION.

Noel, Barbara, Denver – Wooden bowl and cheese slicer (by Paul Dombrowski) made of ancient Kauri wood from New Zealand.

Riviera Pizza, Reamstown – $50 gift certificate.

Union Barrel Works, Reamstown – $50 gift card.




Cocalico Creek Home, Stevens – Unique wooden wall-hanging note/grocery list pad.

Denver Lions Club – 3 quarts of Denver Lions homemade chicken corn rivel soup (frozen).

Ephrata Performing Arts Center – $66 gift certificate.

Green Lawn Garage, Denver – $75 donation toward a filled basket.

Hanlon, Jamie – 4 handmade pottery bowls.

Hinden, Brenda, Ephrata – Antique framed picture of mother and daughter.

Hyrb, Tom & Marj, Reinholds – Prime rib dinner for 8.  You bring the wine, and your hosts will prepare and serve a delicious dinner of appetizers, salad, boneless beef rib roast, potatoes, vegetables, and desserts at their home.

Leid, Jeanette, Denver – Framed white birch original piece of art.  No prints were made of this 2015 drawing, so this piece is truly unique.

Parasky, Lori – 2 hand-crocheted natural tweed 20″ x 20″ throw pillows.

Reese, Donald, Akron – Framed photograph of “Amish Country” taken by professional photographer, Donald Reese.

Reinecker, Donald, Arlington, VA – Twig wreath with bird nests and brown eggs.  Perfect for hanging or a centerpiece.

Reinecker, Joan, Denver – Basket with bird feeder, seed blocks, and bird feeder hanger.

Reinecker, Joan, Denver – Basket of various office supplies.

Reinecker, Joan, Denver – Wooden bird feeder and bag of bird seed.

Stewart, Todd & Angela, Denver – Portugal basket including:  bottle of Portuguese wine; bottle of port; 2 wine glasses; map; guide book; and a CD of Fado music, sung in cafes and restaurants around Portugal.

The Salt Lounge, Wyomissing – Gift certificate for 2 salt sessions, a salt lamp, salt nightlight, and shower tabs.

Webber, Jane, Stevens – Luncheon and card/game event for 8 at the home of your hostess, Jane Webber.  Date and time to be determined and mutually agreed upon.




Denver Supply Co., Denver – $20 gift certificate.

Houser, Ellen, Terre Hill – Blue melted wine bottle cheese server, hand-painted with strawberry motif.

Houser, Ellen, Terre Hill – Amber melted wine bottle cheese server, hand-painted with grapes and white daisies.

Maier, Larry & Joy, Reinholds – “French” basket with:  French apron, cheese board, crystal wine stoppers, 2 bottles of French wine, napkins, 10 placemats, and more.

McComb, Betty – Pair of “Drifting Butterflies” embroidered pillow cases.

McComb, Lynn – 53″ x 88″ hand-quilted, machine pieced “Disappearing Nine Patch” quilt.

Meckley Brooms, Denver – Hand-dyed broom corn in “Penn State” colors, completely handmade & held together by hand-stitching using 100 year-old equipment.

Roseboro, Ann, Reinholds – Dinner for 10 at the home of Ann Roseboro, prepared by Chef Nino and his wife, Elizabeth.  Enjoy a 6-course Italian dinner, complete with wine.

Shelly, Linda & Elvin, Denver – Handcrafted cork board in an antique black wooden box.




Castanedas Mexican Restaurant II, Denver – $50 gift card

Foxchase Golf Club, Stevens – 2 certificates, each for Monday through Wednesday greens fees with purchase of cart

Krick, Traci, Denver – Hand-knitted yellow circular lap blanket; hand-knitted snowflake design afghan in shades of blue, ecru, and white; hand-knitted white scarf with purple beads.

Lesher, Jane, Reinholds – Gift cards:  Lowes $25; Red Lobster $25; Applebees $25; Bath & Body Works $25; Dick’s Sporting Goods $25.

Mary Beth – Wooden ship model of the “Newsboy.”  Original ship built at Owl’s Head, ME and launched June 1854.

The Village Haus, Adamstown – 2 bottles of wine and 2 $20 gift cards.




Bujno Pottery, Adamstown – Handmade pottery crock with evergreen trees.

Evergreen Diner, Ephrata – Two $5 gift cards.

Foltz Pottery, Reinholds – Redware dish and a Redware eagle.

Fox Meadows Creamery, Ephrata – $25 Gift card.

Kountry Korner, Reinholds – $20 gift card and a $25 gift card.

Patron of the Library – Framed autographed photo, note, and envelope from well-known author Anne Perry.

Scratch Bakes, Ephrata – Gift certificate for a dozen cupcakes.




Friend of the Library – Handmade beaded Tree of Life necklace

Gallimaufry, Stoudtburg Village, Adamstown – Holiday wreath

General Sutter Inn, Lititz – $25 Gift card

Geogelis Orthodontics, P.C., Lancaster – $100 donation for:  Decor basket with 3 LED lighted candles, gold dimpled tray, faux moss balls and succulents; Aromatherapy basket with silver lantern, woodwick candle, towels, decorative LED light, fragrance spray and portable diffuser.

Giovanni’s, Reinholds – $20 Gift card

Hawk Valley Golf Club – 4 coupons for 18-holes of golf with cart

Park Place Diner & Restaurant, Denver – $25 Gift card

Reinecker, Rick – 2 Ann Englert theorum paintings

Schmoyer, John – Summer Morning at the Pagoda Hill Climb.  This Sports Car Club of America (SCCA) sponsored event features race-prepared cards 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, breakfast sandwich & coffee, a commemorative t-shirt and door-to-door transportation in a vintage British Triumph TR3 roadster.  Date:  Saturday, June 20, 2020.  Rain date:  Sunday, June 21, 2020.

Stoner, Mindi, Denver – One-of-a-kind, handmade 60″ x 40″ flannel rag turtle quilt.

Tomlinson, Linda – Two-tiered serving tray with fresh fruit and cheeses.

Voler, John & Melissa, Reinholds – Tory Burch sunglasses

Voler, John & Melissa, Reinholds – Women’s sinamay hat

Voler, John & Melissa, Reinholds – Black and gold organza burnout scarf

Weaver Markets, Adamstown – $50 Gift card

Wenger, Jayne, Reinholds – Prize-winning angel food cake on a vintage cake stand and a $50 donation

Zum Anker Alley Shoppes, Lititz – 3 Large, bright, rustic spinners to add color to any landscape



Gable, Lisa, Ephrata – Beige Kate Spade purse

Mizdail, Barbara, Reinholds – Original Oil on Canvas painting, “Floral Hydrangeas” by local artist, BEM, Barbara E. Mizdail.  Custom framed.  Reserve bid.

Mizdail, Barbara, Reinholds – Silver-toned necklace from Greece.

Philippopoulos, Esq., George – Craft beer basket.  A basket of assorted craft beers for beer lovers.

Voler, Melissa, Reinholds – Tory Burch black purse with beige interior.




Hain, Nancy, Denver – Hand-knitted red, gray, and black child’s hat and mitten set

Roseboro, Ann, Reinholds – 6-bottle metal wine rack with 6 bottles of wine:  Chateau Ste. Michelle sauvignon blanc; Prophecy cabernet sauvignon; Charles & Charles rose; Skyfall chardonnay; Little Black Dress pinot grigio; and Columbia Crest merlot.




Hoffert, Mr. & Mrs. Keith, Denver – Weaver Nut Co. Snack Basket

Zerbe, Mr. & Mrs. Jerry, Stevens – Uncle Jerry’s Popcorn




Bright’s Restaurant, Ephrata – $10 Gift Certificate

Foulkrod, Sally, Jamison – Red hand-knitted scarf

Friends of the Library Board Member – Copper-tone Whirly Jig with Blue Glass Ball for your Garden

Kool-Dri Rainwear, Reinholds – Two-Piece Rain Wear Set (exchangeable for size)

Mt. Gretna Hideaway Restaurant & Tavern – $25 Gift Certificate

Olde Lincoln House Restaurant, Ephrata – $25 Gift Certificate

Udder Choice, Ephrata – $25 Gift Certificate

Winning Touch Nursery, Stevens – Certificate for 10 Bags of Mulch




Boynton, Ray, Denver – Hand-crafted wood jewelry box and wood tank

Eshelman, Eileen – 3 Avon collectible steins – Tall Ships, Great American Football, Car Classics

Friend of the Library – 12-piece espresso set

Harting, Margaret, Reamstown – Longaberger basket ice bucket; Longaberger “Falling Snow” small hurricane; Longaberger “Falling Snow” large hurricane

Harting, Margaret, Reamstown – Longaberger party server with wrought iron stand

Tomlinson, Linda – Green marble-like container