Elvis will be in the building

 Posted on Wednesday, April 2, 2014 at 10:32 am

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The Joseph R. Palmer Family Memorial Library will be hosting its annual spring fundraiser on April 5 in the Libby Clark Memorial Fellowship Hall at the Elsberry United Methodist Church.

Doors open at 6 p.m. and dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m.

Terry Phillips, a St. Louis-based Elvis impersonator employed through GigMasters, will be providing the musical entertainment this year.

“I’m very excited that Elvis is coming,” said librarian Sarah Hunt. “Terry Phillips will be impersonating a young Elvis in the trademark gold lame jacket and tight pants and we all know that’s the best Elvis.”

Phillips auditioned for the library board members during a meeting in 2013 and Hunt said she was very impressed with him.

“We’re going to have a dance afterward,” said Hunt. “Maybe Elvis will even stay and dance with us, not that I’m making any promises.”

This will be, as usual, the library’s biggest fundraiser of the year and will hopefully provide the income necessary for maintenance on the building as well as various special projects that have been sitting on the back burner.

“We’re still attempting to get the books put onto an online catalog,” said Hunt. “That’s the sort of thing that this money goes to.”

Tickets for the April 5 event must be purchased by March 31 and are currently available at the library.

“I think it will be a really good night,” said Hunt. “It’s been a long time since we’ve had this sort of entertainment.”

In addition to music and dancing, the event will feature a raffle and silent auction.

For more information contact the Joseph R. Palmer Family Memorial Library at 573-898-5821.

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