The News Courier in Athens, Alabama

March 20, 2014

Tickets to 3rd Storybook Ball on sale

Attendees invited to dress as favorite characters

By Kim West

— Katniss Everdeen, the Wimpy Kid and Disney princesses could be spotted in town courtesy of the Athens-Limestone Public Library Foundation’s 3rd Storybook Ball on April 5.

Organizers are encouraging attendees to dress up as their favorite book characters at the event, which is from 5-7 p.m. at the Limestone County Event Center on Pryor Street.

Decatur’s Tangerine Tambourine will perform kid-inspired songs and food will be served buffet-style. There will also be a silent auction.

Tickets are available for $20 at the library at 405 E. South Street or online at Belles and Beaus at 210 S. Jefferson Street and Snapdragon Kids at 113 W. Washington Street are also selling tickets.

Proceeds will go toward the $6.2 million new library on South Jefferson Street, with construction officials planning for a September completion date.

Foundation board member and event chair Tiffany Seibert said nearly 300 people attended in 2013. She said this year’s goal is to sell at least 350 tickets.

“We’re decorating all the tables this year and we’re giving a book as party favors,” she said. “We’re trying to up everything from last year, with more food and tickets this year.”

Athens-Limestone Hospital is repeating as the ball’s presenting sponsor but corporate sponsorships are still available. During the Foundation’s February board meeting, Seibert said eight table sponsors had signed on through the event’s Facebook page, “Storybook Ball.”

For students seeking service hours or community members looking for ways to contribute, Seibert said volunteers are needed the day of the event. She said TRAIL (Together Renewing and Improving Limestone) is already on board.

“We have several volunteer shifts available beginning at 9 a.m. on the day of the ball,” she said. “We need help with everything from blowing up balloons to setting up tables and chairs.”

For more information, contact the library at 256-232-1233 or email