A host of exciting events will be occurring at the Julia Randall Elementary School Scholastic Book Fair Nov. 15 to 18. The hours are 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
In an attempt to get more students involved in the annual benefit, new events will include an art contest, a candy-guessing competition, and a visit from Miss Spider.
In the art contest, all JRE students will be given the opportunity to draw a picture themed --"Red, White and Blue."
The drawings will be judged by a panel and all grade-level winners will be allowed to go to the fair and pick out a book free of charge.
Also, a jar filled with Hot Tamale candies will be displayed in the school library where each class will be given the opportunity to guess how many pieces are in it.
The class that comes the closest gets the candies and may choose a book from the fair for their classroom.
JRE will also host a special guest during the book fair when Miss Spider drops in Nov. 18. Miss Spider, the cartoon character and subject of a child's book, will be available during the afternoon hours for parents to photograph with their children.
According to JRE secretary Debbie Waterman, Miss Spider is "an awesome kid's book" and meeting the character live should thrill the children.
Also on Nov. 18, refreshments -- donuts and juice -- will be served while parents shop the fair for Christmas presents and take the opportunity to visit with Miss Spider.
Book Fair sponsors also promise a large variety of merchandise will be sold at low prices.
The newly-published "Series of Unfortunate Events" book set will be available. One book usually sells for $14.95. At the fair, the entire set will be sold for $39.95.
All of the profits from the annual fair are used to fund much-needed projects at JRE.
Teachers at the school call the fair one of their most important fund-raisers. For more information, call (928) 474-2353.