Book-themed table settings will highlight the Library Affair


By Sally Neel | Ruby M. Sisson Memorial Library Foundation and Friends

The Ruby Sisson Library Foundation and Friends invites you to the Library Affair, the second annual gala event to help raise funding for the exciting future library expansion. The Library Affair will take place on April 15 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at the Pagosa Springs Center for the Arts, an elegant setting for an elegant affair.

The centerpiece of the event will feature beautiful table settings based on book themes. The contents of the tables will be auctioned to the highest bidders. The five tables with the highest online votes will go into an exciting live auction. The book themes range from delightful children’s storiessuch as “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” by Roald Dahl to elegant classics such as “The Great Gatsby” by F. Scott Fitzgerald.

“The creativity of our decorators is absolutely stunning,” said Jann Pitcher, event coordinator. “We have some of our community’s most experienced and artistic celebrity designers on hand to decorate these amazing tables.”

The gala event will include delicious delights provided by Todd Stevens and the Pagosa Springs High School culinary class as well as beautiful acoustic guitar music provided by Steve Blechschmidt. A cash wine and beer bar also will be available to toast the evening, along with an original signature cocktail called “Ruby’s Affair.”

Tickets are $50 each and will go on sale March 15 both online and at the library (cash or check only). You may also go online to get a peek at the table designs and, for only $2, vote for your favorite tables. The table that wins the most votes by April 13 will receive the prestigious Pagosa Pulitzer Prize. The top five vote-getters will go into a live auction at the event. Online information regarding voting and ticket purchases will be made available soon at the library website 

“Last year’s gala was a smashing success, bringing in a very generous number of donations for the expansion of our library. We want to top that this year, making this the most successful fundraising event yet,” Pitcher said.

Come and enjoy a fun evening with friends and supporters of our wonderful library and be prepared to bid on some truly amazing table creations.