That's What Friends Are For
The Civic Center Friends hosted a booth at the Chula Vista Community Fun Run on Saturday, May 11, giving away dozens of "gently used" adult and children's books. One young reader returned to the booth to confirm that the gift book was indeed his to keep. When assured that he could have it "forever," he clutched the book to his chest and ran back to his mother, grinning from ear to ear. "Another reader was born," says Civic Center chapter secretary Suzie Botts.
Kudos to Suzie and volunteers Mary Koppel, Steven Dawid and Kathy Dobbins for staffing the booth.
At right: Young readers with their "new" books. Below, proof that even flamingos love to read! Photos courtesy of Suzie Botts.