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FAIRVIEW: Russell Boulevard Elementary holds annual book fair

Thursday, November 10, 2011 | 6:32 p.m. CST

FAIRVIEW—  Russell Boulevard Elementary School is holding its annual Scholastic Book Fairon Thursday and Friday.

The theme this year is “To the Book Fair and Beyond! Reading Is Out of This World!" 

Leading up to the book fair, Principal Ed Schumacher held a “Guess My Favorite Book” contest. Each day he wrote a different clue on the white board at the school’s entrance.

“The students love these contests and really look forward to the book fairs,” said Jean Jenner, Russell Boulevard Elementary School book fair chairwoman. “He had them stumped for about four days.”

The clues were:

  • It is not a Dr. Seuss book
  • Wiggly with ketchup
  • 15 for $50
  • I ate mine raw

Schumacher revealed his favorite book to be "How to Eat Fried Worms" and presented winners with prize bags.

Jenner said, in regards to the last clue given, the principal had eaten worms in a contest with students in the past.

Parent volunteers run the entire event, and four fifth-grade students also assist customers by recommending, locating and carrying books.

“All book fair profits stay right here at Russell and help to build our school library as well,” Jenner said.

The book fair will be in the Russell Elementary gymnasium and is open to everyone from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday and 8 a.m. to noon Friday.


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