As I sat in at one of our committee meetings, we were actively discussing the Years of Service Awards for library staff that have achieved 5, 10 15, and more years of service at their job. It's a fun and creative committee and I do enjoy being a part of it. Last year we did an Italian theme. This year the talk was all about doing a 1950's theme using the books of Christine Wenger. All murder mysteries with food themes.
|We called it "A Night of Culinary Intrique|
|We came up with a catchy invite|
As we threw around ideas, I thought we can't have a 1950's diner theme without a Jukebox. Had I had known it would be around 30 or so hours of my life, I may have bit my tongue. Although at the time I envisioned a foam board standup with colorful paper attached. Instead this is what developed over a period of time.
|A simple platter from Dollar General|
|Tubing with battery operated lights|
later tubing is colored in pink marker
|Cardboard packaging material and |
plastic mesh fencing painted gold
and a decorative from Dollar General
|Phase one was put together with lots of duct tape|
contact paper and two large cardboard boxes.
|The inside was covered in shiny paper.|
These two pieces were held together by
a thin piece of cardboard that was inserted into
two slits that became the platform that held the
|All tubing was attached with zip ties. Wrapping|
paper tubes were later covered in sparkly paper.
|And in the end this…|
|Colleen's yummy meatloaf|
|Colleen, Sherry and Mollie setting up|
|Lisa pondering her lovely centerpieces that she made|
as Ginny looks on.
|Our victime Sharon being a good sport!|
|Contract Negation Team being honored|
|Sue cutting the cake|
|Sue being applauded for 35 years of service|
|Lisa and Colleen's beatiful table display|
|Kim, Sarah and Marybeth honorees|
|Colleen our organizing queen!|
|Bernie being honored for The Board Award!|
|Ann and Jim 15 years of Service!|
|Trish and Lori hanging with a Board member|