Barnes and Noble holds their annual book fair
Kelly Detwiler conducted, the violinist stroked, the bass player plucked and the crowd watched. Kelly Detwiler brought the orchestra to a halt and shoppers could hear a roar at the end of the store.
Open seven days a week, Barnes and Nobles like most book stores, doesn’t get so busy on just any normal day. Most book stores, however, don’t have book fairs to help out a local school.
Some students love reading, some pretend to, some read to please and some don’t even care. So why are some students that swear to never be caught dead at at a book store there. Simply because with a little music, a performance and some fun any student can have a blast, even at Barnes and Nobles.
The book fair is becoming an annual thing for some students and staff.
“This is the fourth year I have done the book fair, I plan on doing it in the future,” seventh grade English teacher Randi Norris said.
Honestly, music these days involves a little head banging, break dancing, and the acceptance of a local radio station’s DJ. But people still take time from stocking the shelves, sweeping the floor, holding a press conference and trying to sell the latest version of the iPod to make ends meat to hear a Christmas carol.
Basically with the economy getting worse people are going to have to find the true meaning of Christmas this year. The Altoona Area Jr. High school Orchestra did about four songs of unique Christmas Carols, ending in “I wish you a Merry Christmas” that left the crowd with smiles on their face.
“Yes, I think the orchestra did a good job. I think Ms. Detwiler does a great job every year and the students were very entertaining.” Norris said.
With a misplaced piece of tape, any adult is easily frustrated. Some of the Honor Society devoted some of their day to wrapping gifts, for free, at the Barnes and Nobles book fair.
“A lot of customers were excited that they could get gifts wrapped for free,” Norris said.
Along with gift wrapping the Honor Society also read to children.
The three winners of the portable DVD players were Noah Eberwein; seventh grade, Marissa Morgan; eighth grade, and Andrew Scheceh: ninth grade.
“I was happy with how many students and staff cane out to support our school,” Norris said.