Friends of Planned Parenthood 40th Annual Book Fair




MEDIA ALERT                                                                                  

November 5, 2010


Laurie Housemeyer
VP of External Affairs


The Largest Book Fair in the Midwest is coming up on November 12th, 13th and 14th.


WHAT                   Book Fair


WHEN                   Friday, November 12, 2010, 10:00 a.m. 9:00 p.m., admission $10 at 10 a.m., $5 at 5 p.m.

                                Saturday, November 13, 2010, 10:00 a.m. 8:00 p.m., free admission

                                Sunday, November 14, 2010, 10:00 a.m.6:00 p.m., free admission


WHERE                Montgomery County Fairgrounds Coliseum

                                1043 S. Main Street

                                Dayton, Ohio 45409


WHO                     General public.



The Friends of Planned Parenthood (FOPP) is an auxiliary group of Planned Parenthood Southwest Ohio Region (PPSWO).  The first Book Sale held by Planned Parenthood Miami Valley Region in 1970 was held in the basement of Christ Episcopal Church and raised about $1,000.  The Book Fair has grown every year since to become the largest Book Fair in the Midwest offering more than 250,000 items including books, collectibles, CDs, DVDs and more and grossed close to $75,000 in 2009.  Volunteers have worked all year collecting items which are brought to the Book Loft on Embury Park Lane where they are sorted and organized into 47 categories and priced to sell.  The 44 volunteers who worked in the Book Loft last year totaled 5,626 volunteer hours. 


For additional information, contact FOPP President, Marilyn Bissett, at 937-293-9704.





About Planned Parenthood Southwest Ohio

Planned Parenthood is the nation's leading sexual and reproductive health care advocate and provider. We believe that everyone has the right to choose when or whether to have a child, and that every child should be wanted and loved. Planned Parenthood Southwest Ohio Region has 10 health centers which are part of a network of 820 Planned Parenthood health centers nationwide that provide medical services and sexuality education for millions of women, men, and teenagers each year.


Published: | Updated: 11.16.10

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