The Madison County Library’s silent auction, “Treasures of the Blue Ridge,” is set to open Monday, September 17 and will run for three weeks, ending on Friday, October 5, at 7 pm. Treasures of the Blue Ridge will close with the annual live auction on Saturday evening, October 6, at 7 pm. Doors will open at the library, located at 402 N. Main Street in Madison, at 6:30 p.m.
The annual event is one of the region’s largest and most popular non-profit auctions. This year’s auction offers will offer hundreds of items, including furniture, antiques, china, glassware, linens, paintings and framed photographs, toys, tools, gift baskets, gift certificates, many vintage items, and jewelry.
“Our auction has become popular around the region, for local residents and tourists alike,” says Cindy Pattie, chair of the auction. “We’ve extended the silent auction from two to three weeks this year so that more people have an opportunity to stop by and bid. As always, we’ve had wonderful participation from local businesses, and we want to thank them in advance.”
Established in 1937, the Madison County Library is one of only eight independent libraries in the state, currently serving more than 5,800 patrons and averaging 500 visits per week, with nearly 50,000 items checked out annually. The auction raises funds for a variety of programs, resources, and equipment. For more information on services and events, visit the library’s website at www.madisoncountyvalibrary.org or www.facebook.com/MadisonCountyLibrary, or call 948-4720.