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Farm to Table gala will benefit the Spring City Library

Two children pose in front of a “Garden on Wheelz” cart at the Spring City Public Library. Over the summer, youth used the mobile carts to plant herbs in. The library is having a Farm to Table gala this Friday to help raise money for future programs.

Two children pose in front of a “Garden on Wheelz” cart at the Spring City Public Library. Over the summer, youth used the mobile carts to plant herbs in. The library is having a Farm to Table gala this Friday to help raise money for future programs.

By Michilea Patterson, The Mercury

SPRING CITY >> The community is invited to attend the Read and Seed gala Friday evening to benefit the library.

Local chefs will prepare a farm-to-table meal for guests. Foods on the menu include seared chicken, bruschetta, roasted corn salsa, an organic yogurt parfait and more. Area farmers and food providers are responsible for the fresh ingredients that will be used to make the dishes.

The event is from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 11, at the Spring City Library. The address is 245 Broad St. Tickets are $100 and tax deductible.

Library Director Lois Shupp said she hopes the public will learn more about the library and the local resources available through the event. The gala will focus on education, agriculture and the arts. Local businesses will be represented as partners in area renewal.

“We’re trying to be a revitalization of Spring City,” Shupp said.

The guest speaker for the evening will be Mike McGrath of “You Bet Your Garden” on WHYY radio station.

“People will be able to interact with him and ask him any questions they have about their own gardening,” Shupp said.

Proceeds from the event will help fund future programs at the library. Over the summer, youth participated in a “Read and Weed” program where they read books about gardening then planted items in a movable cart filled with soil.

“They all seemed to love it,” Shupp said. “They loved to see the plants grow.”

Tickets can be purchased by contacting Terry McCarthy at mctea@comcast.net or calling the library at 610-948-4130. Tickets will also be available at the door.

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