HAMPSTEAD —The Hollyhock Thrift Shop will re-open on Tues., September 17 with a new selection of Fall and Winter clothing for men, women and children. Donations of good quality, clean clothing in wearable condition are now welcome at the Hampstead Public Library. The Thrift Shop hours will be the same as in the past: Tuesdays from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Stop in for back to school bargains as well as to refurbish your own wardrobe for the coming seasons.
Tickets for the November 15th Friends of the Library Auction are now available at the front desk of the library and at TD Bank on Main Street in Hampstead. They are $35.00 each and include a full sit-down family style dinner, including dessert, as well as the live Auction, the balloon pop, the free photo booth and the silent Auction. The new venue this year is the Granite Rose function facility just off Rte. 111 in Hampstead. It offers a lot more space for the event and will keep all the action on one floor. There will be a lounge area, away from the dining tables and Auction activity for those who would like a break from the action.
Donations of goods and services have been coming in all summer. Just a few of the items are a weekend on Cape Cod in a fully furnished cottage, a hand-carved wreath, a first edition of the Hampstead bicentennial pewter plate, golf for four at the Atkinson Country Club, a weekend in Hampton Beach for next July and much, much more. The silent Auction will once again feature a lot of wonderful art pieces by many local artists among other things. But there’s still time to make a donation to this outstanding event if you haven’t done so yet. Contact Ruth Paul or Linda Skidmore if you have something you’d like to donate.
The fun will begin on Fri., November 15 at 5:30 p.m., and continue until the last item is sold. Save the date, get together with a group of friends, relatives or co-workers and get your tickets before they’re gone. Each table seats ten people so it’s easy to purchase a table and have a wonderful evening out while supporting the Friends of the Hampstead Public Library at the same time.