By RODNEY D. BOAM
Candice Larsen, of the Franklin County Reading Association and the Larsen-Sant Library, was excited about the turn out at the Dr. Seuss birthday party held at the Pioneer Elementary School gym last Wednesday evening.
“We had a huge group. I think we gave out about 850 ice cream sandwiches and there were lots of parents there who didn’t take one,” Larsen said. “I’m guessing we had over 900 people there. That’s exciting.”
During the same time the scholastic book fair was being held. The book fair was sponsored by the Parent Teachers Organization (PTO).
“The organization also gave out about as many books as ice cream sandwiches. I think over the past 10 years we have given over 100,000 free books,” Larsen said.
The ice cream sandwiches were provided by the United Dairymen of Idaho.
Larsen said the library appreciates all the support of the community.
“The (PTO) works many hours to make this a success. All proceeds and many books go back to teachers and the school,” she said. “We want to give a big shout out to these wonderful ladies who volunteer their time and talents to give back to the schools.”
Larsen also announced author and potter Ben Behunin will be at Oakwood on March 13, at 5:30 p.m., to speak to the public. He is sponsored by the Reading Association. Behunin wrote what Larsen refers to as the Isaac series.
In 2009, Behunin published the first book of his Niederbipp Trilogy, “Remembering Isaac, the wise and joyful potter of Niederbipp.” This was followed by “Discovering Isaac” later in 2009 and “Becoming Isaac” in 2010. His latest book, “Borrowing Fire,” was released December 2012.
This story is sponsored by Beaver Mountain.
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