EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA

October 30, 2013

Buy Holiday Auction tickets soon

The Eagle-Tribune

---- — HAMPSTEAD — Tickets for the Friends of the Hampstead Public Library’s holiday auction are available only for advance purchase. The Friends cannot sell tickets at the door because they must give The Granite Rose a head count for planning the dinner service before the auction date.

Don’t wait until the last minute to get your tickets for this festive and fun event on Nov. 15. Tickets may be purchased at either Hampstead Public Library or the TD Bank branch on Main Street in front of the post office.

There are many gift cards and certificates for restaurants, services and other donations that will be part of the Balloon Pop. See the full list of donations and donors at hampsteadlibrary.org/friends. Every prize is valued at much more than the $10 cost of a balloon.

Bring an appetite for the sitdown dinner that is included in the ticket price. Turkey and all the fixings may make it unnecessary to prepare a full Thanksgiving meal in a couple of weeks. Celebrate the holiday here and relax on Thanksgiving Day.

To cap off the variety of items that will be up for bid at either the Silent Auction or during the live bidding, there will be a surprise from the Boston Red Sox.

Bring a credit card (Visa or Master Card only), checkbook or cash.

The Friends hope to raise enough money from the auction this year to purchase an electronic sign to be placed on the grass in front of the library near Stage Road that will keep everyone apprised of what’s going on at the library.