Martinsburg Community Library to host Taste of the Cove IV

Nominations accepted through Sept. 8 for awards

MARTINSBURG — Nominations are being accepted now through Sept. 8 for the annual Martinsburg Community Library Novel Service Award.

The selection committee is searching for nominees who have devoted their time and efforts to worthy causes in the Cove area. Nominees should also be inspirational leaders and role models for people of all ages, and may include service organizations this year. There will be one Novel Service Award given this year to an individual, company or organization that meets the service criteria. Nomination forms are available at the library and on the library’s website and may be mailed to the library.

Selections for the MCL Novel Service Award will be made from community nominations. One outstanding winner will join previous winners on the list of distinguished humanitarians. Past Novel Service Award winners were Ritchey’s Dairy, Linda K. Smith, Frederick’s Meat Market, Richard Bice, Cargill Inc. and Alyssa Reed.

Friends of the Library are encouraged to nominate the 2018 Best Friend of the Year, someone who has given tireless service to the Friends group.

Children who enjoy their time at the library can submit a short essay to the award contest about why they love MCL. Previous Best Friends include Peggy Steinfurth, Janet Stewart and Brenda Ritchey. Cullen Lloyd, Gabrielle Decker and Mark Russell previously had award-winning essays to win the Love My Library award.

Award presentations will take place at the Taste of the Cove & Silent Auction IV on Oct. 20 at the Givler Cultural Center at Homewood in Martinsburg. Award winners and a guest will be treated to the evening of food and entertainment and awarded the Novel Service Award. Dr. David Crumrine of Roaring Spring will emcee the event, which begins at 5 p.m.

The evening will also include a buffet dinner prepared by Homewood’s chef, featuring stuffed chicken, ham, vegetables, side dishes, salad, bread, beverages and dessert. Musical entertainment will be provided by Raining Blue, a classic soft rock acoustic group.

Similar to the past year’s events, there will be a silent auction and restaurant and gift card raffles, with proceeds benefiting the library. Chances are available in the library for a queen-size handmade quilt, as well as a John Deere gun safe. The winners will be drawn at the event.

Advertising sponsorships are still available, and any business or individual wanting to donate gift baskets, gift cards/coupons, new retail products and vacation packages may contact the library.

All donors to the event will be listed in the program booklet.

Tickets are now on sale at the library. For sponsorship forms or more information, visit www.martinsburgcommunity or call 793-3335 during library hours.