CORBIN -- The Friends of the Corbin Library are offering a one of a kind fundraising event that you don't want to miss, especially if you're a "Downton Abbey" fan.

The event is a two-part experience beginning first at the Corbin Public Library and then moving to the Tri-County Cineplex for a unique viewing of the new "Downton Abbey" movie. Guests can watch the continuing saga of the Crawley family and the servants who work for them in the English countryside in the early 20th century. The movie comes out on Sept. 20.

The fun begins at 5:30 p.m. Sept. 21, at the Corbin Public Library. The event was inspired by Diane Michell who saw a similar type of event in another city.

Guests will start at the library and will have the opportunity to enjoy heavy hors d'oeuvres, entertainment and trivia. Trivia will continue throughout the night. By 7:30 p.m. guests should start making their way to the Tri-County Cineplex.

The $40 ticket price includes the movie showing, popcorn and a drink, as well as the hors d'oeuvres at the library.

There will also be a silent auction for guests to bid on.

For those that wish to dress in costume (and Mitchell encourages those to do so) there will be prizes.

Mitchell said all the proceeds from the event will be used to help supply bathrooms in the new addition of the library which should be open early in 2020.

There will be a themed photo booth for guests to take pictures in.

Mitchell is hoping to raise $5,000 but she said that may be a little high. Mitchell hopes guest will take advantage of their time at the library and look at the new construction. There will also be an opportunity

Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased at the front desk of the Corbin Public Library.

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