To help the Cross Plains Public Library raise some much-needed funds, Callahan Furniture has donated a beautiful front-porch swing, like the one pictured here, to be raffled off. You can find full information at their website, along with PayPal links so you can buy as many raffle tickets as you’d like. The tickets are $1.00 each, or $5.00 for 6, or $40.00 for 50. If you want another amount, you can specify quantity when you are on the PayPal page. It’s a worthy cause, and that swing is a knockout, isn’t it? The drawing will be held during the Barbarian Festival, Saturday, June 13th (Howard Days weekend). Buy a bunch of ‘em! (By the way, you don’t have to be present to win the raffle, and Callahan Furniture will arrange shipping anywhere in the contiguous U.S. at no charge.)
Also, speaking of donations — Project Pride is in need of donated items for the Silent Auction, always a favorite feature of the Howard Days banquet on Friday night. In particular, interesting and unusual items are needed, as these are the sorts of things that stimulate competitive bidding. Most of the folks who attend Howard Days are, of course, Howard fans and generally have all of the more-readily-obtainable paperbacks, so there’s little need for those. But old fanzines, REHupas, ARCs, toys, posters or prints, and other such collectibles are always in demand. It would also be most helpful if you would provide suggested minimum bids for these items (but try to make them realistic!).