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For Immediate Release

May 1, 2008

CONTACT: Katrina Carder at (419) 615-3603 or (419) 995-8645

Ohio State Education student group plans book sale for K-8, fun activities for kids

All new books offered at 50 percent discount

The Ohio State University at Lima chapter of the Association for Childhood Education International, a non-profit group for educators, will hold a Book Fair from 10 a.m.-7 p.m., May 5-8, 2008, in the Galvin Basement Gameroom, Room 015.

The sale features new books appropriate for children ages kindergarten through young adult and will be the only community book sale open to the public in this area this year. Parents, educators and students are welcome to take advantage of this opportunity. All books will be 50 percent off regular retail price. Other merchandise will also be available. Cash, checks, credit cards and school purchase orders will be accepted.

Ohio State education students will offer art activities and story time for children from 4:00-5:30 p.m. each day. Face painting, paper puppets, and other activities will also be available at this time. Salty the Clown will perform from 4:00-5:30 p.m., Wed., May 7, 2008.

Proceeds from the sale will allow the ACEI club to put books in the hands of needy children and pursue other charitable ventures. The goal of ACEI is to promote and support the education and development of children from birth through early adolescence, and to influence the professional growth of educators.

Past beneficiaries have included Help Me Grow, YW Child Care, Opportunity for Parenting Teens, ARC of Allen County, Grampy’s House, Bridges, Rhodes State Preschool, Big Brother/Big Sisters of Allen County and Crossroads Crisis Center.

For more information about the sale or ACEI, contact ACEI President Katrina Carder at (419) 615-3603 or (419) 995-8645 or acei_lima@hotmail.com.

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