Category Archives: Fund Raiser

NEW MINIMUM for RENEWED Silent Auction Fundraiser

April 6 through May 10, 2014 LOWERED MINIMUM
To raise funds for books and other library collection materials.
Front Lawyer small
Antique 5-section Barrister’s Oak Bookcase, EXCELLENT CONDITION. The top 3 sections and the bottom section open and close by lifting and sliding in a slot and all work smoothly. The 4th section from the top (Globe-Wernicke Co.) works on crossed metal bands which need minor adjustment to work smoothly. The finish is excellent.
Labels inside the sections (on the back walls) read, top to bottom section:
Macey 98
Macey 910 / FINISH 2
Macey 910
The Globe-Wernicke Co.
Size D-10 1/4 Grade 299
Macey 912

The bookcase is available for inspection at the library.

Bids are due in writing, either hand-delivered to the Library before 8 p.m. Saturday, May 10, 2014, or postmarked by May 8, 2014. Include bidder’s contact information (name, address, phone number(s), email, etc.) and the amount of the bid. Winner will be announced and notified May 12, 2014.

Minimum bid accepted: $500. Cash only; buyer must pick up the bookcase at the library. Receipt for winning bid’s amount over the minimum will be for tax-deductible contribution to the library.

Salad Luncheon/Quilt Raffle – Once Again, SUCCESS!

The Oct. 12, 2013 Salad Luncheon/Style Show/Quilt Raffle netted $2086.58 for the library this year. Sales outdid last year — $1151 for raffle tickets and $1329.04 for luncheon tickets. Expenses totaled $393.46 (hall rental and sandwich meats and buns).

Guests arrived at 11:00 and enjoyed touring the room to see the table decorations. Members of the Woman’s Club decorated the tables (except for two decorated by a local Red Hat Ladies group) and each was unique. Members also contributed two salads each (one protein, one vegetable or dessert salad), quick breads, and their time in setting up for the event, making the sandwiches, and making and serving beverages. Our special thanks to Woman’s Club Officers Michelle Gerdes, Jan Hygnstrom, Cheryl Ludvik, and Cheryl Rieck, kitchen coordinator Jean Ohnoutka, and to all the members who together did everything from planning and coordinating the work to making and selling tickets.

Members and their daughters and granddaughters modeled clothes the Vickerage furnished – as it has every year since 1988! Models included Jean Ang, Becky Gould, Harriet Gould, Jean Lentz, LuAnn Maly, Sara Martin, Leonita Masek, Alyce Matulka, Lexi Matulka, Diane Matulka, Samantha Matulka, Erma Nord, Malorie Paxton, Cheryl Rieck, and Monica Tvrdy

Before and during breaks in the show, Mistress of Ceremony Harriet Gould announced winners of the many door prizes furnished by businesses and local residents. The final event was the drawing for the quilt, which Don Suchy of Valparaiso won.


Our thanks to Shannon Sydik for taking photos of the event. You can see her photos of the tables and many of the guests and Style Show models AND OF THE QUILT at this link:

Shannon Sydik’s photos:

Our thanks also to Mary Buresh for acquiring the door prizes and to the many prize donors:

  • A Rustic Place BeautiControl — Gift Certificate and Candle
  • Benes Heating and Air — Portable Jump Starter
  • Burger King — Meal Cards
  • Carlos O’Kelly’s — Gift Certificates
  • Char’s — Gift Certificate/Sinus Pillow
  • Chili’s Grill & Bar — Gift Certificates
  • Cici’s Pizza — Gift Certificate
  • Classic Kitchens — Towel Set
  • Cornhusker Bank — Fall Blankets
  • Cuts and More — Fall Decorations/Bag
  • Dairy Queen — Gift Certificates
  • Don & Millie’s — Meal Cards
  • Ernie’s of Ceresco — Queen Sheet Set
  • Famous Dave’s — BBQ Sauces and Seasonings
  • Harry’s Restaurant — Dinner Certificate
  • Hy-Vee — Gift Card
  • Juice Stop — Gift Certificates
  • Lazlo’s — Gift Card
  • Martin’s Hillside Orchard — Apples
  • Mill Road Auto Service — Gift Certificates
  • Nelson Oil — Necklace
  • Oak Creek Valley Bank — Gift Certificate
  • Oak Valley Lumber — Food Storage Set
  • Olive Garden — Gift Card
  • Randolph Car Wash — Gift Certificates
  • Raymono’s Pizza Plus — Gift Certificates
  • Red Lobster — Gift Certificates
  • Runza — Meal Cards
  • Shear Paradise – Hair Care Products
  • Skeeter Barnes – Gift Card
  • Starbucks — Coffee/Gift Basket
  • Texas Roadhouse — Gift Certificates
  • TreeHouse Daycare — Double Easel
  • Tvrdy’s One Stop — Candle
  • Val Market — 12 pack of Pop
  • Val Tavern — Dinner Certificate
  • Valparaiso Woman’s Club — Cookbooks
  • The Vickeridge — Gift Certificates/Jewelry

If you attended this year’s event, we look forward to seeing you again next year. If you didn’t attend, plan to join us next October. Watch this space for the date!


Tickets on Sale NOW for Salad Luncheon/Style Show/Quilt Raffle Oct. 12

Stop by the Library or the Bank for tickets for this year’s Salad Luncheon ($7 each) and Quilt Raffle ($1 each or 6 for $5). Woman’s Club members also have tickets to sell.

This annual event, held at Valparaiso’s American Legion, is the main fund raiser for library materials, sponsored by the Valparaiso Woman’s Club. Member Jean Ang once again made a GORGEOUS quilt for the raffle. There also will be lots of door prizes — and a really fine lunch, with dozens of different salads, sandwiches, and sweet breads. Club members and their daughters and granddaughters are the models for the style show, which features clothes from Lincoln’s The Vickerage.

Style Show Photos

Janice Beard, daughter of long-time Woman’s Club member Jean Lentz, took scads of wonderful photos of the Oct. 13 Style Show/Salad Luncheon/Quilt Raffle fund raiser for the library. You can see all of them at this link:

Here are the highlights:

The quilt, made and contributed by Jean Ang: 

The door prizes, contributed by many local and area merchants and individuals:

The library’s table (each table individually decorated by members):

Lunch (salads, sandwiches, sweetbreads all provided by members):

Style Show ( member Jean Lentz was one of the dozen models):







Style Show Salad Luncheon Oct. 13 — Buy Tickets NOW!!

Tickets for the October 13 Style Show Salad Luncheon and for the Quilt Raffle are on sale now at the library and at the Oak Creek Valley Bank. Members of the Woman’s Club also have tickets to sell. Support the library and buy your tickets now! Funds raised go entirely to the library, to buy books and other materials.

Luncheon tickets are $7.00. Quilt raffle tickets are $1.00 each or 6 for $5.00. As usual, the quilt, made and donated by Jean Ang, is gorgeous.

The luncheon features a huge variety of salads, made and contributed by members of the Valparaiso Woman’s Club, along with sweet breads and other treats. The Vickerage in Lincoln supplies the clothes, which members of the club model during the luncheon. Local businesses and individuals donate many, many items for door prizes.

The luncheon is at noon on Saturday Oct. 13th. Doors open at 11:00 a.m., to allow time for everyone to look at all the tables — each one uniquely decorated by one of the members of the Woman’s Club.

Support the Library — Join Valparaiso Woman’s Club

Valparaiso Woman’s Club is the Library’s Friends group, and without its support we would not be buying so many new books and other materials. If you’re a woman who lives within driving distance, join up and help! Just come to a meeting and ask to add your name to the membership list.

The club meets monthly September through May, every 3rd Thursday after the 3rd Wednesday, at 7:30 p.m. at the Senior Center — except in December, when the meeting is a party, and in October, when the club puts on the annual Style Show Salad Luncheon Quilt Raffle to raise funds for the library.

Annual dues are still, after all these years, $2.00. The club’s address/phone/program book costs $.50. Members also chip in change for a flower/card fund and contribute to the annual community soup supper fund raiser for charities which is Jan. 25 this year, at the Legion.

Talent Show raises money for Summer Reading

Last night’s Talent Show raised $149.00 for the 2012 Summer Reading program. Many thanks to all those who participated — and to those who attended, for your generosity. If you weren’t there, you missed a good show! Many thanks also to Brad and Jeanne Andelt for donating the room for the show and for providing good food for those who came for supper.
The acts included:
  • Sydnie Blanchard,  Ceresco – acrobatics
  • Alex Schon, Val, electric guitar
  • Jackie Sterns, Val, comedy (really funny jokes)
  • Helen Andelt and Francis Holley, Val, flute and saxaphone duet
  • Mary and Helent Andelt and Francis Holley, singing trio
  • Jacob Bordovsky, Hurdy Gurdy (made it as well as played it)
  • Glenn and Susan Ledder, Lincoln, songs accompanied by guitar, violin, and keyboard


Talent Show This Saturday 6:30

Please come to the Talent Show this Saturday, Dec. 10, starting at 6:30 p.m. at Harry’s Restaurant, right next door to the library. Adults and kids will entertain you with a variety of acts, visiting items from the Dream Rocket art project will be on display to inspire you to create your own art for that project, and the event is sure to be a lot of fun. There’s no admission fee — but we will gratefully accept free will donations to support the 2012 Summer Reading Program.

Harry’s also will offer a low cost spaghetti buffet, starting at 6:00 p.m. Come early and enjoy a good meal — then stay and participate and/or applaud the acts.

Talent Show Fund Raiser December 10. Come one, Come all! Eat, Play, Give.

Mark your calendar for the DREAM BIG TALENT SHOW Saturday, December 10, 2011,  at Harry’s Restaurant in Valparaiso — 6:30 p.m. in the east room. A spaghetti buffet will be available from 6:00 p.m. Some of the Dream Rocket art will be on display, too.

The show is in support of  Valparaiso Public Library’s 2012 Summer Reading Program, Dream Big! Please attend. Bring your family and friends. Free will donations to the library will be gratefully accepted.

We’re LOOKING for TALENT, too. Can you or your group sing? Play an instrument? Dance? Juggle? Give a dramatic presentation? Put on a skit? Do impressions? Tell jokes? Have some other special talent? Individuals and groups are welcome to participate.

SIGN UP NOW. Call Maria (Val Library Director) at 784-0321 with your name, phone number, and what you plan to do.

Salad Luncheon/Raffle News — and THANK YOU!

Many, many thanks to everyone who attended the Oct. 15 Valparaiso Woman’s Club Style Show Salad Luncheon, bought quilt raffle tickets, contributed prizes, and contributed their energy, time, and talent to making it such a success. Special thanks to Jean Ang for the quilt!

My apologies if I have omitted anyone from appropriate mention below. Let me know and I will add your name.

This year’s event netted over $2300 for the library. The club sold 220 luncheon tickets and well over 1,000 raffle tickets and is determined to sell a lot more next year.

Ticket Sales

Cheryl Rieck managed the ticket sales. Cheryl Rieck and Maria Cadwallader served as Event Co-Chairs.

Jean Ang and Anona Trutna set up the display at the Saunders County Fair. They and Anna Brey, Michelle Gerdes, Shirley Hoffbauer, Jan Hygnstrom, Darlene Kliment, Rose Komenda, Jean Lentz, Cheryl Ludvik, Jackie Maly, LuAnn Maly, Carol Masek, Vernie Masek, Irma Nord, Cheryl Reick, Esther Ryan, and Julie Tvrdy staffed the display July 27, 28, 29, and 30. Jackie Maly and Jan Hygnstrom also took the display down.

Woman’s Club members sold tickets individually after the fair, and tickets were available at the Bank and Library. Sue Swenson, Lavern Souchek, Susan Feely, Shannon Novotny, and Michelle Gerdes collected and sold luncheon and raffle tickets at the door.

Luncheon Goodies

The luncheon featured myriad types of salads, from green salads and meat salads and fruit salads to all sorts of salad desserts; sweetbreads; ham and chicken sandwiches; and coffee and tea. Woman’s Club members made and donated everything.

Many many thanks to Jean Ohnoutka for managing the kitchen and to the at least 26 people who helped set up the food, serve, and clean up afterward.

Thanks also to Jan Hygnstrom, Cheryl Ludvik, Julie Masek, Bryan Masek, Esther Ryan, Don Suchy, and Dean Cadwallader for setting up the stage and the tables and chairs on Thursday night.

Club members decorated 36 tables, each with its own theme. Cheryl Ludvik and Esther Ryan coordinated the decorating. The women who attended the luncheon came early and spent a lot of time touring the room and admiring the decorations. This year, the library table’s theme was “Go Big Read.”

Those who decorated tables included:
Jean Ang         Maria Cadwallader (2)            Dana Cotter
Jean Danley    Karrie Donahue          Michelle Gerdes
Becky Gould   Harriet Gould  Becky Grant
Shirley Hoffbauer       Jan Hygnstrom (2)      Miranda Kliment
Sheila Isaacson (Library table)           Cheryl Ludvik (3)       Jackie Maly
LuAnn Maly (2)          Jenny Masek   Julie Masek (2)
Vernie Masek     Alyce Matulka            Erma Nord
Cheryl Novacek          Shannon Novotny       Carolee Quinlan
Cheryl Rieck (2)         Esther Ryan    Sue Swenson
Anona Trutna      Monica Tvrdy

The Program

The program started with a welcome, followed by the luncheon, the style show, and drawings for the raffle and door prizes. Harriet Gould served as MC. Sara Ludvik made the programs.

For the style show, Woman’s Club members (and daughters and granddaughters) modeled a wide selection of clothes from the winter line at Lincoln’s The Vickerage in Havelock. Harriet Gould coordinated the modeling.

The models included:
Jean Ang         Jean Danley    Amanda Hilger
Miranda Kliment         Jean Lentz       LuAnn Maly
Courtney Masek         Alyce Matulka            Diane Matulka
Samantha Matulka      Erma Nord      Cheryl Novacek
Chery Rieck    Monica Tvrdy

Raffle and Door Prize Winners

Norm Kavan from Wahoo won the gorgeous quilt. Jean Ang, long-time Woman’s Club member, donated the supplies and contributed her time and her very considerable talent to make the quilt for this event. Jean has been designing and making the quilts for this fund-raiser since 1982 and has done all the work on her own for the past four years.

Jean Lentz won one of the runners and Valparaiso Public Library Director Maria Cadwallader won the other, both of which Jean Ang also made and donated. Maria’s runner is on display at the library indefinitely.

Many people won door prizes contributed by vendors and individuals not only from the Valparaiso area but also from Ceresco, Lincoln, Kearney, and Raymond. Many thanks to Mary Buresh for contacting the potential donors, collecting their donations, and keeping everything organized for the drawings.

The donors and prizes included:

  • Amigo’s, Lincoln – 2 gift cards
  • Applebee’s (Concord), Lincoln – 2 gift certificates
  • Jean Ang, Lincoln (formerly Valparaiso; Woman’s Club) – 2 quilted wall hangings
  • Benes Heating & Air, Valparaiso – Battery charger
  • Geri Bordovski, Valparaiso – 4 gift baskets and a tin of cookies
  • Burger King (Horizon Holding, Inc.), Lincoln – 4 Value Meal cards
  • Carlos O’Kelly’s, Lincoln – $10 gift certificate
  • Char’s, Valparaiso – 2 hair products gift bags
  • Chili’s Grill & Bar, Lincoln – 3, $5 gift certificates
  • Cici’s Pizza, Lincoln – 5 gift cards
  • Cornhusker Bank, Lincoln – Blanket
  • Cuts & More, Valparaiso – Curling iron; Halloween decoration
  • Danielson Floral, Lincoln – Silk floral arrangement
  • Ernie’s In Ceresco, Ceresco – Kitchen knife set
  • Famous Dave’s, Lincoln – 2 BBQ sauces, 2 seasonings
  • Harry’s Restaurant, Valparaiso – 2 gift certificates
  • Hy-Vee Food Store, Lincoln – $10 gift card
  • Juice Stop, Lincoln – 2 gift certificates
  • Julee’s Stained Glass, Lincoln – Stained glass angel
  • Martin’s Hillside Orchard, Ceresco – Apples
  • Mill Road Auto Service, Raymond – 2 gift certificates
  • Morris Press Cookbooks, Kearney – 5 cookbooks
  • Nelson Oil, Valparaiso – Pair of painted pots
  • Oak Creek Valley Bank, Valparaiso – $35 gift certificate
  • Oak Valley Lumber, Valparaiso – Sterlite storage set
  • Old Chicago (Rock Bottom, Inc.), Lincoln – $25 gift card
  • Panera Bread, Lincoln – Bread certificate
  • Randolph Car Wash, Lincoln – 2 car wash certificates
  • Raymona’s Pizza Plus, Hwy 79 near Raymond – 2 gift certificates
  • Red Lobster Restaurants, Lincoln – 5, $5 gift certificates
  • Runza, Lincoln – 5 combo meal certificates
  • Shear Paradise, Valparaiso – $20 gift certificate
  • Sonic Drive In, Lincoln – 5 gift cards
  • Subway, Highlands, Lincoln – $10 gift certificate
  • Telesis, Inc., Lincoln – T shirt, $15 gift card, one 5-gallon keg
  • Texas Road House, Lincoln – $30 gift certificate
  • Treehouse Daycare, Hwy 79 near Raymond – Porcelain angel; children’s digital camcorder
  • Monica Tvrdy, Valparaiso – 2 $10 Beauticentral certificates
  • Tvrdy’s One Stop, Valparaiso – Fall candle
  • Valparaiso Woman’s Club, Valparaiso – 5 cookbooks
  • Val Market, Valparaiso – $10 gift certificate
  • Val Tavern, Valparaiso – Dinner gift certificate
  • The Vickeridge, Lincoln – 3 gift certificates