For Immediate Release
April 1, 2016
Contact: Justine Lentz
Animal Services Superintendent
Book Donations Needed for Annual Charlie Brown Book Sale
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — The students of Vandergriff Elementary are collecting used books for their annual Charlie Brown Book Sale. The event is the single largest annual fundraiser for Fayetteville Animal Services. The sale was started over ten years ago, by Vandergriff teacher Sherri Wheeler, in honor of her chocolate lab named Charlie Brown. Charlie Brown passed away in 2015 and this year’s book sale is in honor of the countless smiles and immense joy he brought to school children, adults and of course, his loving owners. Over the years the Charlie Brown Book Sale has raised over $25,000 for Fayetteville Animal Services.
Gently used children’s and adult books may be dropped off at the front office of the school or at the Lib Horn Animal Shelter of Fayetteville located at 1640 S. Armstrong Avenue. Please no textbooks or magazines. Each year the community donates between 13,000 and 15,000 books to this amazing event.
The sale will be held May 4 and May 5 from 7:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and May 6 from 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Vandergriff Elementary located at 2975 E. Township Street. All children’s books are fifty cents; adult books are one dollar for hardbacks and fifty cents for paperbacks. “This event promotes two great things, reading and supporting homeless pets in our community,” said shelter superintendent, Justine Lentz.