Bucks for Books Donations

2017 Annual "Bucks for Books"
Dinner and Auction

Some of the Friends with just a few of the wonderful items donated for the 2017

“Bucks for Books” dinner and auction.


Donations for this year’s auction:



Procopio’s Pizza & Subs, Denver – 15 gift certificates, each for a 12″ cold sub and 15 gift certificates, each for a personal size pizza with cheese or 1 topping.



Long, Jack & Linda – 2 tickets to “A Chanticleer Christmas” concert at Schaeffer Auditorium, Kutztown University, November 30, 2017, at 7:30 p.m.  “Called ‘the world’s reigning male chorus’ by the New Yorker, the Grammy award winning ensemble… is known around the world as ‘an orchestra of voices’ for it seamless blend of twelve male voices ranging from soprano to bass and its original interpretations of voice literature.  From Gregorian chant and Renaissance music to jazz and contemporary composition, Chanticleer will take you on a vocal journey spanning ten centuries.”


Strasburg Railroad Company, Strasburg – 2 “coach only” tickets.  Not valid on special event trains.



Nixon, Patti & Wade, Denver – Handcrafted wheelbarrow; handcrafted “falling leaves” swag; handcrafted “pumpkin harvest” decor; Ginger Hard Apple from Great Shoals Winery (Silver Spring, MD); 3 fall hand towels; 4 fall napkins with acorn napkin rings; Bath & Body Works vanilla, pumpkin, & marshmallow candle; and pumpkin salt and pepper shaker



Riviera Pizza & Italian Restaurant, Reamstown – Two $25 gift cards


Tomlinson, Linda, West Lawn – Unique ice bucket, pewter pitcher, framed cross-stitch bird picture, and a French Portmeirion casserole


Zest!, Lititz – $60 gift card



Reading Public Museum, Reading – 6-month family/grandparent membership.  Valid for 2 adults with the same address and up to 4 children, ages 4 – 17.


Riviera Pizza & Italian Restaurant, Reamstown – $100 gift card



Bernstel, Mary, Adamstown – Wine for the “Mystery Wine” table

Bright’s Restaurant, Ephrata – $10 Gift card


Foxchase Golf Club, Stevens – Gift certificate for two weekday (Monday through Wednesday) greens fees with the purchase of a $15 cart per player.


Kool Dri Rainwear, Reinholds – A 2-piece navy blue rainwear suit, size large.  Size is exchangeable.


Foulkrod, Sally, Jamison – Beaded cuff bracelet, 7 3/4″, green and antique gold color with magnetic clasp.


Tomlinson, Linda, West Lawn – Holiday decoration and wine for the “Mystery Wine” table


Youndt, Helen, Denver – Wine for the “Mystery Wine” table



US Restaurants, Inc./Burger King – Gift cards for 5 Whoppers, 5 small fries, and 5 soft serve cones.



McManimen, Jessica – 22″ x 25 1/2″ framed print of an adorable, friendly lion.  Perfect for a child’s room.



Brenda & Friends Tours, Stevens – $50 Gift certificate towards any bus tour


 Heston, Jim & Veronica, Denver – “Gifts from the Queen” basket of of delicious treats from England and Scotland, including mince pies, whiskey cake, teas, Cadbury cookies, lemon curd, crumpets, Scottish biscuits and shortbread


 Ziemer, Richard, Narvon – Vintage Chief Pontiac cookie jar made by McCoy in the early 1950 period for the Pontiac Co.  (Small chip under the nose and on feather)



Noel, Barbara – Beach tote and beach-theme items



Cocalico Creek Country Store, Stevens – Large black decorative candle holder


Early Pine Furniture, Denver – Two framed prints


Foulkrod, Sally, Jamison – Handmade blue bracelet


Friend of the Library – “Little Grey Rabbit” framed print for child’s room


Heston, Veronica, Denver – Lovely felted purse


Heston, Jim & Veronica, Denver – $50 gift certificate to Carr’s Restaurant, 50 W. Grant St., Lancaster




Cartridge World, Ephrata – Two $10 gift cards


Dairy Queen, Ephrata – Two gift cards, each for an 8″ round DQ cake; and two gift cards, each for an 8″ round Blizzard cake


Garden Aisle, Denver – Beautiful, custom-made holiday wreath or centerpiece


Udder Choice, Ephrata – Two $10 gift cards


The Village Haus, Stoudtburg Village, Adamstown – Two $50 gift cards and two $25 gift cards





Pompeii Street Soap Co., Mifflinburg – Twelve Gifts of Christmas.  Basket of 12 individually wrapped gifts ready to give!  This basket is filled with handcrafted body care products and artisan soap bars.



Evergreen Diner, Ephrata – $10 gift card


Fox Meadows Creamery, Ephrata – $25 gift card


Friend of the Library – Viking 6-quart, 3-ply stockpot with lid


Georgelis Orthodontics, PC, Lancaster – $100 sponsor for a Luxury Spa Basket and a Coach wallt


Olde Lincoln House, Ephrata – $25 gift card


Pancake Farm Restaurant, Ephrata – Certificate for Breakfast for Two and two drinks


Udder Choice, Ephrata – $25 gift card


Voler, Melissa, Reinholds – Beautiful, lady’s hat


Winning Touch Nursery, Stevens – Gift certificate for 5 bags of Nature Blend Mulch




Choice Fitness, Denver – A one-month membership to Choice Fitness – your TOP choice in women’s fitness


Custom Drapery Workroom, Ephrata – Two sets of custom designer pillows, three pillows in each set


Fulton Theatre, Lancaster – Two tickets for “The Mouse Trap” showing 1-16-2018 – 2-11-2018


Nichol, Judy, Denver – $50 Turkey Hill gas card


Park Place Diner, Denver – $25 gift card


Harting, Margaret, Reamstown – Large, unique twig plant stand


Wilbur Chocolate, Lititz – 3 pound tin of mixed chocolates




Blue Ridge Communications, Ephrata – $100 gift certificate for an hour of professional face painting by Joyful Canvas, LLC.  Expires 9/30/2018.  Great item for a child’s birthday party!


Bujno Pottery, Adamstown – Stoneware crock.  Microwave, dishwasher and oven safe.


Denver Lions’ Club, Denver – 3 frozen quarts of chicken corn rivel soup


Gallimaufry, Stoudtburg Village, Adamstown – Beautiful holiday wreath of silk and everlasting materials


Grill, Greg & Cindy, Adamstown – Thanksgiving basket filled with a variety of items to add to your Thanksgiving festivities


Giant Food Stores, Reading – $25 gift card




Foltz Pottery, Denver – Unusual gold bowl with cut-out patterns


Good, Elsie, Denver – Stunning 12″ diameter pottery bowl made by Ms. Good


Reinecker, Joan, Denver – 10″ round cut glass candle holder bowl



Hyrb, Tom & Marj, Reinholds – Join your hosts for a delicious gourmet prime rib dinner for 8 at their home.  You bring the wine and any other adult beverages that you may like.




Acebo, Joe, Denver – Handmade doll wardrobe containing a doll and clothes


Heaney, Sharon, Shillington – Two gold tree Christmas decorations, Christmas photo, and slate snowman hanging decoration


Laiacona, Sandra, Adamstown – Vintage Brighton pocketbook


McComb, Lynn, Adamstown – Country Living paint by number kit


Weaver, Yvonne, Denver – (1) Black leather choker with silver embellishment (2) Brown shaded and black bead necklace and earring set (3) silver necklace with silver, turquoise and crystal pendant and matching earrings (4) Black leather cord necklace with red pendant embellished with black wire and coordinating earrings.  All custom made by Yvonne.


Webber, Jane, Stevens – Luncheon (with wine) card or game event for 8 people at Jane’s home.




Fuller, Arlene – Decorative table top mirror


Nichol, Judy, Denver – 12″ Digital LCD photo frame


Nichol, Judy, Denver – Aquarius waterpik waterflosser




Friend of the Library – Wine tasting party kit complete with 2 bottles of wine


Martin, Lewis & Esther, Reinholds – 6-foot high metal armillary sphere outdoor garden art piece


Wetherhold, Mike & Donna, Adamstown – Certificate for a custom-made set (2 boxes) of regulation-size cornhole boards (also known as beach bag game).  Heavy duty, durable set.  Boards will be made with the logo of choice of the winning bidder.


Wetherhold, Mike & Donna, Adamstown – “Dinner & A Show”

Chef Nino Elia will prepare dinner for 10 at the Adamstown home of your hosts while you and your guests watch.  Meal will be prepared with fresh local ingredients and complemented by wines from Walt Vineyards, Manheim.  Chef Nino, a native of Sicily, is well known for his “Date Night with Nino” events at Zest in Lititz.  Dinner will be on a mutually agreed upon date.



Green Lawn Garage, Denver – $75 donation toward a filled basket.  Kitchen themed basket filled by a Friend of the Library includes a ceramic rooster, designer apron, tongs, dish towels, “Save Water, Drink Wine” sign, decorative bowl, and a $25 gift card to Zest in Lititz.



Crowning Touch Salon – $50 gift card


Johnny’s Bar & Steakhouse and Kyma Seafood Grill – Two $25 gift cards


Mizdail, Barbara, Reinholds – Large beige and blue scarf, made in India


Mizdail, Barbara, Reinholds – Carol & Co. brown wool shawl with ruffle trim.  Made in Italy


Mizdail, Barbara, Reinholds – Lady’s Triton leather wallet with reversible weave in blue and gray


Philippopoulos, George, Reinholds – Basket of assorted craft beers for beer lovers!


Your Appearance Styling Salon, Lancaster – $50 gift card


Zimmerman, Connie, New Cumberland – 29.5″ x 15.5″ original painting of ocean waves



Graybill, Dwight & Angela, Denver – Dinner for 6 in their fabulous custom outdoor summer kitchen


Voler, John & Melissa, Reinholds – Pink and green basket with photo album, picture frame, and lamp in “Mermaid at Heart” storage bin


Voler, John & Melissa, Reinholds – Black and hot pink girl’s basket with desk accessories, jewelry box, “I woke up like this” mug, peace sign and “Hit Snooze” pillow




Friend of the Library – Fall party basket – includes 2 table covers, 4 packs of plates, 2 packs of napkins, cups, 3 packs of knives/forks/spoons, and a candle in a woven basket


Friend of the Library – Black metal washer basket


Friend of the Library and Muddy Creek Soap Co. – Basket with sage & lavender whipped sugar scrub, body butter, fizzy bath bomb and room freshener


Krick, Traci, Denver – Multi-colored hand-knitted afghan


Krick, Traci, Denver – Robin egg blue hand-knitted poncho, which won 1st prize at the Denver Fair


Martin, Lewis & Esther, Reinholds – Coffee Basket filled with 2 bags of Equal Exchange coffee, 2 mugs, cookies, chocolate sticks, scone mix, coffee candy, and dark chocolate covered coffee beans


Martin, Lewis & Esther, Reinholds – Wine Basket filled with a bottle of Robert Mondavi Pinot Noir, a bottle of Rodney Strong Zinfandel, 4 wine glasses, glass markers, 2 wooden signs, wooden board, stopper, crackers, bread stix, pickles, olives, and a $25 gift card to “Say Cheese”


Martin, Lewis & Esther, Reinholds – Spaghetti Basket filled with pasta bowls, spaghetti, sauce, bread stix, cheese, placemats and napkins


Voler, John & Melissa, Reinholds – Leafy branch copper colored decorative bowl


Voler, John & Melissa, Reinholds – “Silver Forest” wood bowl




Senator Ryan Aument – Lunch for 4 with Senator Aument, a photo with the senator, and a personal tour of the capitol.


Voler, John & Melissa, Reinholds – Three-layer chocolate cake with chocolate buttercream frosting and dark chocolate curls.  Cake to be baked at buyer’s requested date.


Voler, John & Melissa, Reinholds – Toggle-closed topper coat with 3/4 length sleeves in royal blue, black & gray with faux black leather trim.


Weaver Markets, Adamstown – $100 gift card


Zum Anker Alley Shoppes, Lititz – Whimsical pig birdhouse; blue jay feeder; knight wine bottle cover; glass fish; glass toad; candle holder



Buck, Randy, Denver –   Wooden cabinet, 3 WWII dioramas with models; a 1950s diorama featuring a pink Cadillac (this was a blue ribbon winner at the Ephrata Fair)


Friend of the Library – $50 gift card to Salon MJM in Denver


Hawk Valley Golf Club – 4 passes, each for 18 holes of golf with cart, good anytime


Kyma Seafood Grill and Johnny’s Bar & Steakhouse – $25 gift card


Shady Maple Farm Market, East Earl – $25 gift card


Wenger, Jayne & Robert, Adamstown – PA State Farm Show winning raspberry and white chocolate angel food cake on a floral ceramic stand with a matching server.


Young, Jacqueline O. – Framed digital photograph titled “Spring Scat”





Lewis, Carol & Bud, Denver – This very realistic looking metal rooster will produce lots of conversation when displayed within any landscape.


Lewis, Carol & Bud, Denver – Beautiful floral globe that will add complimentary color or contrast to any garden.




Trigiani, Adriana, New York City – Lunch for four in New York City with Adriana Trigiani.  “Beloved by millions of readers around the world for her ‘dazzling’ novels (USA Today) Adriana Trigiani is the New York Times bestselling author of 17 books in fiction and nonfiction.  She is published in 35 countries around the world.  Adriana is also a playwright, television writer/producer and filmmaker.”  (Quoted from amazon.com).

She is also the author of the Big Stone Gap series and wrote and directed the major motion picture Big Stone Gap based on her first novel.

For more information on Adriana, please visit her website at adrianatrigiani.com.  Date and time of the luncheon to be agreed upon by Ms. Trigiani and the winning bidder.





Dengler, Judy, Adamstown – Pasta basket


Friend of the Library – Men’s straw natural western-style hat, size 7 1/2 and a men’s Dynafelt western-style hat, size 7 5/8


General Sutter Inn, Lititz – $25 gift card


Hoffert, Keith & Barb – Basket of Weaver Nut products


Zerbe, Jerry and Deb, Stevens – Tub of Uncle Jerry’s Kettle Corn



Kramer Portraits, New Jersey – Gift certificate for a Renaissance Portrait.  11″ x 14″ wall portrait on canvas, with artist enhancement to be created at the Kramer Philadelphia Studio in the Ritz-Carlton.  Up to 8 people can be included in the portrait, which is unframed.  Gift certificate is non-transferable and expires three (3) months from the date of the auction.  Reserve Bid.


Kramer Portraits, New Jersey – Gift certificate for a Little Expressions Portrait.  11″ x 14″ wall portrait on canvas of your children, with artist enhancement to be created at the Kramer Philadelphia Studio in the Ritz-Carlton.  Up to 8 children between the ages of 3 and 17 years can be included in the portrait, which is unframed.  Gift certificate is non-transferable and expires three (3) months from the date of the auction.  Reserve Bid.


Friend’s Member – Wooden bottle caddy filled with 6 craft beers.


Roseboro, Ann & Ralph, Reinholds – Enjoy a beef short rib dinner for six at the home of your hosts.  Dinner also includes appetizer, salad, seasonal vegetables, dessert and wine.


Roseboro, Ann, Reinholds – Santa cookie jar filled with homemade molasses spice cookies.


Roseboro, Ann, Reinholds – Nancy Bradley Designs, “Found Object” inspired necklace with old time piece and key.


Voler, Melissa, Reinholds – Taupe COACH handbag.


Walt Disney World – Four One-Day Park Hopper tickets.  Valid during normal operating house and provide admission to a magical one-day experience at Disney’s unique theme parks.  May not be used for admission from Dec. 25 – 31 of any year.  Expiration within two years of the date issued.





Friend of the Library – “My Very Own Gourmet Kitchen” for kids

Friend of the Library – Framed watercolor print of the Reinholds Hotel

McGaughy, Penny – Grouping of 3 Longaberger pumpkin baskets

McGaughy, Penny – Longaberger pumpkin basket with liner and protector

Harting, Margaret, Reamstown – Christmas table centerpiece with candle

Harting, Margaret, Reamstown – Decorator bird cage with candle

Ziemer, Richard, Narvon – Framed print of Native American girl and two pottery jugs

Ziemer, Richard, Narvon – Carved wood wall hanging of old sea captain by award-winning Richard (Doc) Ziemer