Mooresville Public Library

Mooresville Public Library
MPL Courtyard

Saturday, August 14, 2010

MPL Old Settlers Festival Booth (Aug. 8-10, 2010)

At this year's Old Settlers Picnic & Fair (Aug. 8-10, 2010), Mooresville Public Library (Mooresville, Indiana) distributed 230 book bags filled with informational materials. Approximately 275 attendees visited the library's booth, and many commented that the library's Old Settlers parade float was one of the best (perhaps the best) entered.

The library also conducted four giveaway contests for which festival attendees signed up while visiting the library's booth. These were:
  • Authentic, homemade Old Settlers picnic and snack reed baskets (donated courtesy of Baskets From Junior's Farm), for which 236 fair visitors vied; and
  • Book and Music CD packets for young adults, children, and babies (courtesy of the MPL Youth Services Department and acquired through the Cook Endowment).
One Old Settlers picnic basket and five snack baskets were awarded to the lucky winners.

Authentic Old Settlers Picnic Basket













One of three Old Settlers Snack Baskets (handle style)













One of two Old Settlers Snack Baskets (no handle style)














MPL staffers Diane Huerkamp, Bob Gilliland, Shirley Martin, Meghan Adams, and Bill Buckley, along with volunteer Janet Buckley, ran the library booth during the fair.

Our thanks to Baskets From Junior's Farm for donation of the baskets (logo below designed by local artist Brian Mills).




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