We’re always on the lookout to promote activities that help some of our favorite institutions, particularly our local libraries.
On the Daily Sentinel’s Entertainment page last week we spotted some fundraisers with the Alice in Wonderland theme that are designed to help the Old Forge Library on Wednesday, July 10.
For those who haven’t had the pleasure, Alice in Wonderland is a novel written by English author Charles Lutwidge Dodgson under the pseudonym Lewis Carroll. It tells of a young girl named Alice falling through a rabbit hole into a fantasy world populated by peculiar, anthropomorphic creatures. It has had countless adaptations in film, television and on stage.
The fundraiser will start with a Crazy Croquet Tournament from noon to 3 p.m. A donation of $10 per person or $20 per family or group will get everyone in the game.
The goal is to get the lowest total score, like golf. Crazy Croquet prizes will be awarded for: least strokes, most strokes, most wickets passed through, most balls hit and lowest overall score.
The Mad Hatter’s Cocktail and Tea Party will start at 3:33 p.m. Cocktails, iced teas, tea sandwiches and cookies, a hat decorating station, door prizes, and croquet will be enjoyed for a donation of $20 per person. Attendees may bring their own hat or decorate one the library will have on hand. There will be Alice-themed items such as playing cards, ribbons, flowers, etc., available to decorate with. Beverages served in fancy tea cups, borrowed from Niccolls Memorial Church, Susan Kiesel, various library members and donors, will add to the atmosphere of the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party.
Rounding out the festivities will be the auction of a special croquet set hand painted especially for the event by artist Patti Engelbrecht.
Whether you’re a fan of Alice in Wonderland or the Old Forge Library, or both, there will be plenty to offer.