A committee of former Red Cross Book Fair volunteers has completed its selection process for a new host for the popular book fair fund-raiser annually held at the Monroe County Fair Grounds.
The new host and organizer is the Hoosier Hills Food Bank.
Noting that Hoosier Hills in the past has conducted a food drive during the book fair, its director, Julio Alonso, noted that this was a logical move for both Hoosier Hills and the book fair.
The next step will be to move the remaining books and book book fair supplies from the American Red Cross Chapter House to new sorting facilities and reorganize book fair volunteers
Just as with the food bank, the book fair will continue to rely on funds and volunteers’ time as well as corporate sponsors and extensive marketing to alert the public to the book fair’s new host. Hoosier Hills is immediately prepared to accept book donations at its office at 2333 West Industrial Park Drive Mondays-through-Fridays from 9-5 PM. If citizens plan to donate more than one or two boxes of books, they are asked to call ahead to Hoosier Hills at 812-334-8374. Future book collection events are also planned for various places in the Bloomington community.