Claysburg library holds gospel sing, sets programs

CLAYSBURG — A large crowd of library supporters attended the annual Com-munity Gospel Sing & Soup, Bread and Dessert Meal at the Christ Lutheran Church in Claysburg on Jan. 27.

Various churches in the community donated food and beverages. The Friends of the Claysburg Area Public Library contributed desserts. The cost was a free-will offering to the library.

Attendees had a choice of five soups. Breads, relishes, beverages and desserts were provided, as well.

Various musical groups performed. Gianna Cleve-land played the piano and sang, followed by Amy Ward and her sister Kelly who sang and were accompanied by friends.

Mountain City Grass (a bluegrass band) entertained with country gospel music. Heidi Kennedy and the Claysburg Church of the Brethren Children’s Choir sang for the audience. In addition, the Claysburg Community Chorus sang seven or eight pieces led by Tom Ringler.

The library would like to thank all who attended and donated their time, talent and resources for the occasion. “It looked to me to be the largest attendance we ever had for the event,” said Jane Knisely, the library director. “The weather was cooperative. Everyone enjoyed the evening with warm food, good music and friends.”

More than $1,300 was raised from this event.

Other events scheduled for February include:

n A Cork Key Chain craft class at 6 p.m. Feb. 13. Registration is required. The cost is $5 per person to cover the cost of materials.

n Lego Club at 6 p.m. Feb. 15. The children have an opportunity to create a Lego structure. The children’s creations are then displayed at the library for a month. Legos are provided by the library.

n “Tools Advancing Technology” at 6 p.m. Feb. 20, presented by Aaron Hileman, a Spring Cove teacher. Hileman has researched tools and will discuss the history of tools and how tools have brought about technology today. If you have a tool which puzzles you as to its use, take it with you to the library.