It all started with a bang, as the skies let loose as Cotton Ginny started their first number, and nothing was heard except the thunderous rain on a hot, tin roof (ok, maybe it wasn’t hot, but it was certainly tin). Finally, Mother Nature relented and the 2016 Tape and Tarp Ball was underway!
4 hours later, after much dancing, bidding on cool auction items and some wonderful duct tape costumes, it all ended with a whimper and a “nooooo, it can’t be over yet!” John Hartley (Statue of Liberty), Lisa Baraff (Cleopatra meets Golden Canadian Goose) and Faustine Bernadae (’20’s flapper) took home top honors (1st, 2nd and 3rd place costume prizes, respectively).
The 2016 Tape and Tarp top costume winners: Lisa Baraff (2nd), Faustine Bernadae (3rd) and John Harley (1st). Photo by Joseph N. Hall / J N Hall Photography
All of the costume participants. Photo by Joseph N. Hall / J N Hall Photography
The following individuals contributed immensely and we thank you from the bottom of our hearts: Amy Cameron, Marina Day, Brian and Gail Feeney, Joseph Hall, Deirdre Hellferich, Deborah Koons, Hans Moelders, Nathan the barkeep, and of course, Cotton Ginny for providing such wonderful entertainment.
Thanks to the following Ester area businesses that contributed goods and services: The Malemute Saloon, Sound Solutions, LLC, Gold Hill Liquors, Water Wagon, Ursa Major Distilleries, Dreamworks Cabinetry, Judie Gumm Designs, and Ester Designworks.
Finally, library board members who contributed time, effort and sometimes goods for the auction: Amanda Bent, Monique Musick, James Rogan, Mindy Gallagher, Gary Pohl, Jasmine Stokes, Syrilyn Tong and Susan Osborne.