From the Clearwater Tribune, July 20, 2016:
Five entertainers, seven or eight musical instruments, including a washboard, tambourines, kazoo, banjo, and two guitars are preparing a rip-roaring, toe-stomping program, interspersed with lots of corny jokes and wisecracks written by Susie Larson, promises that the CMPL Friends’ 7th annual summer fundraising event will be a rousing success!
Entertainers at this year’s event, which will be a Hootenanny, include Mike Riccomini and Julie Hutchinson, and the Big Guys and One (Ted Leach, Merc Cannell, and Ray Jones). Lots of audience participation will keep everyone on their toes to see who pops up next with a joke. Over 20 songs are planned, some of which will call for the audience to also sing along.
The Hootenanny is to be held Saturday, Aug. 13, starting at 5:30 p.m. in the Sunken Garden of the High Country Inn. Dinner tickets are $30 each. A no-host beer and wine bar will be open with complimentary appetizers and some background country music to get everyone in the party mood.
A full buffet barbecue dinner will be served about 6:45 or 7 p.m., featuring three kinds of smoked meats, a beautiful array of salads and sides, garlic bread, and beverages (iced tea, lemonade, and coffee).
There’ll be a program of music while dinner settles, then the third annual famous homemade pie auction will take place. Following the auction, dessert will be served, and the musicians will really get down to business!
Table sponsors from businesses and patrons alike are encouraged, all proceeds from the Hootenanny will go toward improvements for the existing library.
CMPL Friends, who are sponsoring this annual event, are a volunteer group with the best interests of the library at heart.
They work towards not only raising funds to help the library along, but also oversee the landscaping and any additional purchases which are not available on the library’s budget.
For more information about sponsoring a table, or for group reservations, please contact Jo Moore at 476-7570. Ticket purchases and/or donations and sponsorships may be left at the library, or mailed to 70 High Country Lane, Ahsahka, ID 83520. Checks are to be made out to CMPL Friends.