Linwood library fundraiser “Linwood’s Got Talent” coming up August 30th

Snowshoe, WV – Taking a leaf from a popular reality talent show, supporters of the Linwood public library will host their own “Linwood’s Got Talent” contest this Thursday at the Fiddlehead tavern in Big Springs. Dana Lehman gives the background on the event.

“It’s a fundraiser for Linwood community library at Snowshoe and it’s a local talent show,” says Lehman. “So we’ll have local folks doing all sorts of acts and all proceeds go to Linwood community library at Snowshoe and it’s a five dollar cover charge and it’s happening Thursday, August 30th.”

In addition to the five dollar cover charge, other funds contributed as part of the contest will also go to the library.

“The winner of the [contest] is the person who raises the most money for the library,” says Lehman. “There will be a tip jar and people who are spectating [sic] can put money in the tip jar of the act they think is the best.”

Lehman describes some of the acts lined up to perform.

“We have a number of acts,” he says. “I believe we’ll have some music, we’ll have some folks doing some dancing and just sorts of different things.”

“How is this money raised during the fundraiser going to be used at the library?”

“The money that we raise will be used for programming costs,” he says, “things like our children’s programs and travel funds for guest speakers who come to speak at the library. So it’s a great fundraiser for us as well as a fun community activity.”

This past summer the library hosted a children’s program called Dream Big, with separate curriculum for babies and toddlers, and for grade school aged children. The library has also sponsored presentations by historic speakers through the West Virginia Humanities Council. The next presentation is scheduled for October.

“October 7th, Joe Geiger is coming to speak about the 150th anniversary of West Virginia becoming a state,” says Lehman. “So come on out Thursday at the Fiddlehead, August 30th, it starts at 6:30pm. The emcees for the night will be Thomas Clevenger and Jason Hall and it should be a really good time.”

For more information or to sign up for the contest, call the Linwood library at 304-572-2665.

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