Beautiful Rangeley 15' row troller to highlight annual fundraiser
A classic, wooden Rangeley Lake strip-built row troller will be highlighted at the Friends of the Mercer Library auction, July 12th. The artisan’s goal was to row it in the 2008 Muskie Classic in Boulder Junction, but he passed away before he had that chance. Now his widow, who wishes to remain anonymous, has consigned it to the library benefit auction.
The library auction on Sunday, July 12th will be held at the Mercer Community Center, 2648 Margaret Street, at 2:00 PM when auctioneer, Scott Hueckman of Phillips will raise the gavel. Doors open at 11:00 for previewing the items, and lunch will be available. The boat will be auctioned at 3:00 PM and will also be on display in the Mercer Library July 7-10.
In addition to the row troller, the Friends have a fine assortment of items to auction, with more coming in daily. A partial list includes a solid oak bar with mirror and glass rack, antique wood-working tools, antique duck decoys, Horton crossbow, Browning compound bow, Adirondack chairs and table, painted kitchen table with four chairs, telescope, oil lamps, an aluminum row boat, car carriers, exercise equipment and more.
To view photos of the boat and other auction items, visit www.hueckmanauction.com.
Thomas Jefferson was a scholar, statesman, lawyer, architect, farmer, inventor, surveyor, avid book collector, and gardener. His extensive personal writings give us a glimpse into his personal history as well as the lasting effects his work has had on our country.
This series of programs for aspiring writers in Wisconsin's Northwoods is a project of the Mercer Public Library, Boulder Junction Public Library, Frank B. Koller Memorial Library in Manitowish Waters, Presque Isle Community Library, and Winchester Public Library.
We've planned events for anyone interested in traditional and self-publishing, acquiring an agent, using popular writing software, and writing genres such as fiction, memoir, genealogy, nature writing, poetry, and more. All events are FREE and open to anyone in the Vilas and Iron County areas and beyond.
Be sure to thank our program sponsor: Dixie's Coffee House in Manitowish Waters.
2015 Summer Events at the Mercer Public Library
Summer 2015 "Tech Tuesdays" are scheduled for the following: June 9, 16, 23; July 14, 21, 28; and August 11, 18, 25.
Photo by Vernon Chan used under Creative Commons license.
We love it when you support local businesses whenever you can. Remember that they employ your neighbors, and their tax dollars stay here in the community to support the library.But we know that everyone enjoys a little online shopping once in a while, so if you shop at Amazon.com here's how you can support the library at the same time. Start by visiting Amazon Smile at smile.amazon.com and tell Amazon that you want to support Friends of the Mercer Public Library. Then, every time you shop at Amazon Smile, a portion of the proceeds will benefit your library. It's that easy!