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     What	BookSmiles	                                                                                        Last year’s Running The Ave 5K True Grit
     is	all	about—                                                                                               Award Winner Hara Beth Carney.
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     a	home	library.                                                                                   Spirit of Perseverance

     By Stephanie Farrell      Mennies Elementary students, from left: 3rd grader Londyn Sease, 4th graders Masyah              By Samuel Levy
                               Aborresco and Daveliz Garcia, and 5th grader Yameiliz Chestnut. PHOTO BY AUTHOR
                                                                                                         For many who will be attending or participating in
         t was smiles all around when the books arrived at   donate,” says Arochas. This is her fourth year hosting   Main Street Vineland’s Running The Ave 5K on June
         Dr. William Mennies Elementary School in Vine-  a pop-up book fair at Mennies. She rattles off the other   27, the focus will be on what the tale of the tape will
     Iland. Several students came into the media center   schools she’s been to: Durand, Sabater, Wallace, and   reveal about the fastest, or second fastest, or third fastest.
     as volunteer Jane Arochas, a retired Vineland teacher,   more. Jase Farside, a first grader, was happy to be able to   Another dimension exists to the story, however.
     opened the boxes of new or like-new books that will be   take home a Scooby Doo book and paused to read it to   What about the True Grit Award winner? We are
     given away this week. Nine classroom libraries are out   Cole, Mennies’ famous deaf dog.          talking about the runner who comes in last but, all during
     of commission due to a fire last month at the school.                                           Continued on page 3
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