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Friday, December 7, 2012

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Neighbors | Natalie Scott.Megan Rosko thought about buying a non-fiction book on the Titanic at the Frank Ohl Scholatic book fair Nov. 19. There were a variety of non-fiction and fiction books available for purchase at the event.

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Neighbors | Natalie Scott.As part of the Scholastic book fair fundraiser, the company provided colorful posters and displays featuring books available for purchase to catch student's interests

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Neighbors | Natalie Scott.Margie Hynes was the PTA member that chaired the Scholastic book fair this year. As well as being the PTA chair, Hynes also agreed to run the register at the book fair.

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Neighbors | Natalie Scott.Parent volunteer Julie Hager posed with her favorite book at the Frank Ohl book fair, Ripley's Believe It or Not, Special Edition 2013, which is filled with odd and interesting facts about real people every day.

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Neighbors | Natalie Scott.Lauren Mason was one of the students at Frank Ohl who came to the book faire to purchase books and support the PTA Nov. 19.

By NATALIE SCOTT

nscott@vindy.com

Frank Ohl Intermediate School hosted the first of its Scholastic book fairs Nov. 19 where students had the opportunity to be introduced to and buy school-approved, age-appropriate books straight from the source and raise funds for their PTA at the same time.

PTA member Margie Hynes chaired the book fair this year and had a lot of support from both volunteers and the Scholastic company.

“Scholastic makes the book fairs so easy. They provide the books, posters, displays — all of it. It’s just a great, easy fundraiser,” Hynes said.

Books were not the only items for sale at the book fair. A variety of fun pens, bookmarks, erasers, keychains and posters were also available for sale.

The book fair lasted two days, going through parent-teacher conferences the following evening. Any student who happened to forget their money or saw something they wanted but did not have enough money, would be able to return either during their recess or conferences to complete their purchases.

Frank Ohl Intermediate School PTA, in partnership with Scholastic, Inc., hosts a book fair twice a year.


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