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Martindale Library hosts fundraiser this Saturday

Friday, September 21, 2018

MARTINDALE – The Martindale Community Library in idyllic downtown Martindale is having its 4th Annual Fundraiser from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on Saturday, September 22. The library will be sharing the spotlight with the Texas Mamma Jamma Ride, the Monthly Martindale Market, and the Martindale Motorcycle Works’ Rider Built Bike Show. There will be plenty to do and see for all ages—rain or shine.

The library fundraiser will consist of a silent auction and a raffle. Many area businesses and community members have donated items. The silent auction includes gift cards, jewelry, collectibles, artwork, home decor items, and much more. The raffle items this year include a 32” flat-screen LED TV, a McCoy’s pinewood picnic table, a Coleman Xtreme cooler, a Pelican 10’ kayak, and a special hand-welded fire pit/BBQ grill that was made by father & son team, Seth and Caden Pennington in Harwood, Texas. Raffle tickets are for sale now at the library and will be available on event day for $5 each or $20 for 5 tickets. The drawing will be held at 2 p.m. -- at the close of the silent auction.

Bicycle riders will begin lining up in downtown Martindale just after the sun rises, to participate in the 10th Annual Texas Mamma Jamma Ride for a Cure. Cyclists of all ages will be pedaling to raise funds for local breast cancer fighters and survivors.  The Monthly Martindale Market will be open at 10 a.m. at the Highway 80 Feed Barn. The Martindale Motorcycle Works’ Rider Built Bike Show will start at 10 a.m. at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church and will again raise funds for the Martindale Community Library. 

Once a small lending library housed in the Martindale United Methodist Church, the Martindale Community Library is free to use and offers free memberships for anyone in Caldwell, Hays and Guadalupe counties. Weekly programming, WiFi, computers, printing and scanning are all available to library guests. Through the diligent, dedicated work of volunteers under its librarian, Carol Koehler Deviney, the library has just received state accreditation. This licensure will extend the materials and opportunities available to the library and its patrons.