Because it is a "literary" event, every basket must contain a book, DVD or CD.
All three books in the "Hunger Games" series are in a basket that Becky and Ben Calwell donated for the auction.
And what would be in a "Road Trip" basket? A GPS device, of course, along with old-fashioned maps and a hula doll for the dashboard.
Gossard said the baskets will be stored at the homes of members until taken to the NiSource auditorium for display. The silent auction begins with a $50 bid on children's baskets and $100 for adult baskets.
Major donations will bid on during a live auction at the fundraiser. This year, there are four badge passes to The Greenbrier Classic golf tournament and to the accompanying concerts. Café Cimino in Sutton has donated a dinner for two with overnight lodging at the inn. A family vacation for four at the U.S. Space Camp in Huntsville, Ala., will also be in the live auction.
Last year, the basket auction raised more than $30,000, which helped sponsor the Summer Library Club, the West Virginia Book Festival and special programming for children and families.
Tickets are $30 in advance and $35 at the door. Advance tickets may be purchased online at www.kanawhalibary.org/basketauction or from the Library Foundation's office at 304-343-4646 ext. 283.
Other sponsors of the fundraiser are Kanawha Valley Advertising, The Dow Chemical Co., John and Karen Lukens and Steve and Katy White.
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