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The Booster Club will be holding its annual Used Book Sale on March 1 and 2 in the cafeteria. Students and community members are all encouraged to donate gently used books now through Feb. 22 . The annual sale provides books for everyone.

“The used book sale offers all kinds of books:  fiction and nonfiction, biographies, military books, and histories, mysteries and other novels,” said parent and Booster Club organizer Barbara Ferry. “Our most popular sellers are recent best-sellers, history and children’s titles.”

Books usually cost between one and two dollars and funds raised go to the Booster Club. Last year the sale collected as many as 30,000 used books and raised $12,000. They hope to be equally succcessful this year.

“There is some concern that the number of books donated will be reduced as people are purchasing more ebooks, so we would be satisfied to raise the same amount as last year. We also collect DVDs, VHS tapes and CDs which add to the bottom line, ” said Ferry.  “We also added times on Saturday mornings between now and the sale on March 1-2 that members of the community may drop off books, which may increase donations.”

The sale is also an opportunity for students to earn SSL hours by volunteering to sort or lay out books before and during the sale. Teams and clubs who have been supported by the Boosters are especially encouraged to volunteer. Groups or individuals wishing to volunteer should send an email to Barbara Ferry ([email protected]) or Gail Gleeson ([email protected]) to sign up.

The Booster Club raises money to support the work of students, and WJ sports and clubs.

“We have purchased safety mats for the cheerleaders, wireless communications systems for the drama department and conference fees for Model United Nations,” said Ferry.  “Dozens of sports and clubs have benefited from Booster fundraising.”

But the annual book sale has become more than just a fundraiser.

“It is also a community event where we welcome our friends and neighbors from around Kensington, North Bethesda and Rockville to recycle their books and volunteer together for a good cause,” said Ferry.

 

 

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This is senior Elizabeth Winter’s first year on The Pitch staff. She is looking forward to the upcoming year working as an Online News Editor. In addition to writing, she enjoys reading and playing on the varsity field hockey team. She plays piccolo in WJ’s symphonic orchestra, and is also a member of Schwartz’s Mock Trial team and the Best Buddies program.

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