Root for the Library Raffle 2022

We are so grateful to the all of local businesses and friends that have donated items to this year’s Root for the Library Raffle fundraiser. We invite you to browse through the fabulous selection of items and purchase your ticket for a chance to win. Tickets are $25 each or $100 for five tickets. Complete each ticket, including the number of the item you want. 

  • Mail or bring in your purchased tickets and check payable to Pawlet Public Library on or before 5 p.m., October 4.
  • The drawing will be held at 6 p.m. on October 4 at the Library Board meeting.
  • You do not need to be present to win. We’ll call or email the winners.
  • Items must be picked up at the Library by November 8.

Root for the Library Raffle Items

ITEM # 1

Framed 13”x19” Print ‘Barn in Cornfield in Rupert, Vermont’

Print Value $300 | Frame Value $300 |Donated by Caleb Kenna and The Image Loft

Caleb Kenna is a photographer and certified drone pilot in Middlebury, Vermont. Kenna uses DJI drones to make aerial photographs of Vermont’s varied landscape. From lone trees to winding rivers, Caleb creates bird’s-eye views above the Green Mountains. From the lime green of spring to the verdant hues of summer, Caleb photographs Vermont from a new aerial perspective. Caleb’s photos have been published by The New York Times, National Geographic Online and Yankee Magazine. His book Art From Above Vermont will be published in September 2022 by Schiffer Publishing. |

ITEM # 2

“From Spain” 12×12 Gouache on Paper by Leah Tinari

Painting Value $650| Custom Mat Value $65 |Donated by Leah Tinari and The Image Loft

Leah Tinari is an artist based in New York, NY. Since graduating from RISD in 1998 Tinari has documented her life and friends through photos and paintings that capture the energy and exuberance of her surroundings. Her signature use of rich bright color and dynamic composition continues to captivate viewers with its contemporary content and references to the history of figurative painting. Tinari has done campaigns with Nike, American Express, Mini Cooper and Collaborations with Bergdorf Goodman, Rebag, Uniqlo and Hoppy Beverage Co. (Japan) She and her work have also been featured on the Rachael Ray Show, CBS This Morning and Inside Edition. |

ITEM # 3

18″x 9″ 11 color-linoleum reduction block print of “Claw,” #5 of 10-hand printed with water-based ink on unbleached Japanese rice paper

Print Value $500 | Custom Mat Value $80 | Donated by Chris Gorman and The Image Loft

Chris graduated from Clark University with a BFA and since then his creative path has been a winding one. After spending a few years in film and television production in NYC he became a founding member of the alternative rock band BELLY. After the band parted ways he returned to NYC to focus on photography. In 1999 he opened Gorman Studio and spent 15 years providing photographic services to a wide variety of clients with a range of subject matter from product, fashion, portraiture, still life and chainsaw wielding chimpanzees. In 2015 his first children’s book “Indi Surfs” was published. Chris lives in R.I. with his wife and 2 children. |

ITEM # 4

Vintage Square Shade on Simon Pearce Pomfret Lamp

Value $490 | Donated by Lake’s Lampshades.

With its elongated teardrop shape, the Simon Pearce Pomfret Lamp adds classic style to its space. Paired with a vintage blue ticking square shade chosen from Judy Lake’s enchanting selection of lampshades at her shop in Pawlet.

ITEM # 5

Personalized Caricature Animal Portrait by Janno Gay

Value: $250 | Donated by Janno Gay

Imagine a portrait of you or a loved one as an animal caricature! You’ll want to frame this original watercolor painting on 18 x 12 heavy weight Arches watercolor paper. Simply email a clear frontal or ¾ frontal photo of the person, your theme of choice (garden, wedding, tea party, etc.), and choice of animal (cat, squirrel, rabbit, etc.). Send Janno any animal images you like or leave it up to her to research your chosen animal. Please allow four weeks for completion of your personalized masterpiece!

ITEM # 6

Merck Forest and Farmland Center Cabin Weekend

Value: Up to $220 depending on cabin and time of year | Donated by Merck Forest and Farmland Center

Enjoy a two-night stay in a cabin at Merck Forest. Load your packs, strap on your hiking boots, grab your hiking sticks and set out for a camping adventure in the cabin of your choice. Experience breathtaking views, wildlife, and choose from a variety of cabins that include bunks and wood stove.


Witshold Pottery ~ Crafts Basket

Value: $200 | Donated by Ruth Lampi

This lovely basket is filled with a sampling of all that Witshold pottery studio and craft shop has to offer. The winner of this basket will receive two unique handmade pottery mugs, two decorated plates, two tea towels, two wax seals and wax for sealing, a necklace and ring, a jar of tea, decorative scissors, local card, and a framed block print.

ITEM # 8

Chair Caning By Adelle Santwire

Value: $150 | Donated by Adelle Santwire

New seats for old chairs is Adelle’s specialty! Adelle is a self-taught chair caner. After perfecting the art of hand-caned seats, she learned to master other forms of seat weaves, using different materials such as fibre rush, learning patterns of splint seat weaves, working with seagrass and shaker tape. She has taken on challenges that other weavers have refused, and keeping these antique chairs in use today is worth the time and effort to add beauty, history, and elegance to any home.

ITEM # 9

The Pawlet Station $150 Gift Certificate

Value: $100 | Donated by Pawlet Station and Sue LaPorte

Now here’s a place that serves breakfast all day long! And you can have lunch and dinner, too. Choose from brookside service, patio dining or takeout at this happy place with great food. Meet your friends and pick up the tab!

ITEM # 10

Tree Song Vermont, Wellness Bundle: Massage and Yoga

Massage Value: $75 | Yoga Card Value: $65 | Donated by Tree Song Vermont

Brooke Hughes-Muse is a Registered Yoga Teacher, and VT-Certified and Registered Massage Therapist. She has been teaching yoga since 2017, in studios, community centers, schools, and most recently on zoom. Her massage studio is located in Pawlet, VT  and specializes in Swedish, deep tissue, hot stone, and prenatal massage, as well as cupping.

ITEM # 11

Northshire Book Store $100 Gift Certificate

Value: $100 | Donated by Jacki Becker

Buy your own books to keep or give this certificate to a friend if you can part with it. Shop 10,000 square feet of books, stationery, magazines, cards, calendars, local and Vermont foods and many fine gifts from clothing to jewelry. Hours of happy shopping for the lucky person who wins this item.

ITEM # 12

Pawlet Potter Gift Certificate Bottle of Wine & Wine Caddy

Value: $100 | Donated by Marion Waldo McChesney & Linda Welch

The perfect gift or keep it for yourself! This handcrafted leaf wine caddy brings organic beauty to your table, while protecting it from drips and stains. The winner of this package will also receive a bottle of Akiyoshi Cabernet Sauvignon and a $30 gift certificate to The Pawlet Potter studio. 

ITEM # 13

Deluxe Bourbon Basket

Value: $220 | Donated by Diane Mach

Sip smooth Knob Creek Kentucky Bourbon or Jack Daniel’s #7 Tennessee Whiskey from the Stainless Steel Leather Wrapped Flask. Complete the package with Jack Daniels T-Shirt, The Bourbon Bartender, Traveler-Chris Stapleton CD, Jack Daniels Tennessee Whiskey Ground Coffee, Jack’s Links Bacon Jerky, Jack Daniels Tennessee Whiskey & Cola 4 pack.

ITEM # 14

Chocolate Lovers Basket

Value: $150 | Donated by Adelle Santwire & Butternut Bend Baking Co.

Satisfy your sweet tooth with this amazing assortment of Lindt Chocolates, Champlain Chocolate Bars, Lady Godiva Liquor, Sweet Raspberry Wine, and a gift certificate for a chocolate pie from Butternut Bend Baking Co.

ITEM # 15

Farmers Market Basket

Value: $275 | Donated by Larson Farm & Creamery, Earth Sky Time, The Barn, Butternut Bend Baking Co, Laughing Child Farm, Yoder Farm and Kathryn Lawrence

Dedicated to supporting the local economy? This basket is for you! Packed with local products including Larson Farm and Creamery $100 gift certificate, Earth Sky Time $50 gift certificate, The Barn $50 gift certificate, maple syrup, garlic, winter squash and onions, Butternut Bend Baking Co $25 gift certificate, Yoder Farm $25 gift certificate, and 2 lbs.of sweet potatoes from Laughing Child Farm.

ITEM #16


Value $225 | Donated by Jed Rubin

The perfect gift for the chef in your family! JH Forge Custom Knives and Boards are handmade, in Pawlet Vermont, using the highest quality steel and all local hardwood handles. Paired with a JK Adams cutting board you will have all your chopping needs covered. Includes a knife sharpener for a precise cut every time.

ITEM #17


Value $125 | Donated by Gemini Fitness and Mettowee Valley Acupuncture

Balance your mind and body with this wellness package that includes one acupuncture treatment with Molly Beverage, LicAc and a one month membership to Gemini Fitness.

ITEM # 18


Value $100 | Donated by Lydia Constance Designs

Looking for a custom fit? Lydia Constance Designs offers tailor alterations, dressmaker services and custom orders. Dust off your favorite and make it new or create a one of a kind garment. Lydia has your covered.

ITEM # 19


Value $100 | Donated by Pawlet Library

Take home a piece of art history. In 1884, Maine artist and illustrator Winslow Homer received a commission from Century Magazine to illustrate an article called “A Midwinter Resort” about Nassau, the port city of the Bahamas. During the two months he stayed on the island, Homer painted more than thirty watercolors of a variety of subjects.