Contact:  Lynn Stewart, Centenary News Service, 318-869-5120

Centenary Book Bazaar Earns Record Amount

SHREVEPORT, LA -- Centenary Book Bazaar organizers are reporting one of the best years ever following the Sept. 14-15 sale in the Gold Dome.

"This year's Bazaar grossed in excess of $29,500, the largest gross in Book Bazaar history," said Dian Tooke, cochair of the 15th annual event.  "Its success was possible only because so many at the college and in the community contributed their time, and because others came by to buy books."

Co-chair and community volunteer Hazel Fleck also joined Centenary President Kenneth L. Schwab in thanking the Centenary Muses and the many long-time Book Bazaar volunteers, including Zoe Ramsey, Bill Garrett and Paul Madden, who work year-round to prepare books for the sale, and Patsy Wolfe and Judy Scott, who handled the food and hospitality room. 

Proceeds from the annual sale, which draws thousands of attendees from throughout the area, go to support projects for Centenary students.  Additionally, the Bazaar seeks to make books, records and tapes available to those in the community who could not otherwise afford them.  Prices started at 25 cents.

Dates for the 16th annual Book Bazaar are tentatively set for Sept. 13-14, 2002, with official drop-off donation days on the second Fridays of March, April, May, June and July.

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