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Posted 10 Jul 2018: VGPL Summer Fling - August 12

19th Annual Summer Fling: Ice Cream Social and Two Auctions Fundraiser to benefit Vista Grande Public Library -- Sunday, August 12, 2018, 1-4:30 pm, ECIA Community Center.

VGPL will hold its 19th annual Summer Fling: Ice Cream Social Fundraiser at the Eldorado Community Center, 1 Hacienda Loop, Santa Fe. Hours are 1-4:30 p.m.

This year’s event will be packed with delicious food, two auctions, entertainment and family fun! The food tables will be open from 1-4:30. Café Fina will be making gluten-free fruit crisps. Blue Bell ice cream can top the crisps, be savored in a root beer float, and of course sprinkled with tempting toppings. Delicious fresh watermelon and lemonade will also be offered.

In addition to the summer treats, enjoy an assortment of sound favorites served up by Santa Fe DJ John Edwards from 1-4; kids can enjoy face painting, crafts and demonstrations from the Upstart Crows of Santa Fe in the kid tents also from 1-4.

New this year — two auctions for twice the fun have been added to the annual event. This year’s Silent Auction, held from 1-3:30, will have a wide array of great items: beautiful baskets, gift certificates for services and dining, books, local jewelry, artwork, food and wine. A live auction with special items will top off the afternoon at 4:00. After the live auction, all the auction items will be ready for payment and pick-up.

Eldorado 285 Recycles is once again making this a zero waste project and offering helpful tips to attendees. Eldorado Cactus Recovery Project and Eldorado Flora and Fauna volunteers will be on hand to educate as well.

Admission wrist bands include unlimited ice cream and the chance to bid on items in both auctions, plus enjoy family entertainment and activities. The price for adult admission is $8, and for children ages 6 to 11, it is $5. Or purchase a family ticket, which includes 2 adults and your children (under 18), for only $20. Children 5 and under are free. Entertainment/Auction Only tickets will also be available for $5, if preferred. Wristbands are on sale at the library, on the library website (, click the Donate Now! button) and will be sold at the event.

Cash, local checks with identification, Visa/MasterCard, Discover and American Express accepted.

Questions: Email [ ]. Or call 970-406-0500

VGPL is an independent, non-profit organization. This means that while the library receives partial funding from Santa Fe County and grants, over 50% of the budget comes from direct community support. Fundraisers like this one, as well as direct appeals, pay for programming, new books and materials, staffing, and other operations that make southeastern Santa Fe’s community library what it is. Summer Fling is a major fundraiser supporting access to library resources for everyone in our area.

Everyone can enjoy the good company of neighbors and friends all while supporting the local non-profit library.


Posted 16 Oct 2018: Art at VGPL for November: Mary Gray McGee


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