By Jamison Hooks

Staff Writer

Books, posters, and games galore! Morgan County Elementary School (MCES) has kicked off their first Scholastic Book fair on August 18 for the new school year. Students are excited to browse for their favorite books, posters, and markers among other fun items.

“The Bookfair is set up by the Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) and put on by volunteers. A big part of our job as volunteers is helping students manage their money when they’re making their purchases,” said volunteer Kelly Whitlock.

The book fair isn’t just an exciting event for students but also for the volunteers who help make the event possible. Brand-new to Morgan County, Paula Vickery- Hilton is a first time volunteer at the Bookfair, “My family’s draw to Morgan County was the school system. My daughter is a big reader, so we love the Scholastic Bookfair,” said Vickery-Hilton.

Being the first of three Bookfairs for MCES this year, students were buzzing around the library with excitement. Third-graders Josey Daniels and Rylee Knight browsed the shelves searching for their favorite books. “I read Dolphin Tale 1, so now I am very excited to read Dolphin Tale 2,” said Knight.

Media Specialist Cindy Lee flawlessly directed students through the library and answered students Bookfair questions. “The Scholastic Bookfair is a great way to raise additional funds for teachers,” said Lee.

The Bookfair at MCES is sure to be a wonderful time for students and volunteers, all while promoting reading and raising funds for teachers. Students had the opportunity to preview the Bookfair last Friday and the Bookfair will be held until Friday, August 22.