First Baptist Church School students of all ages dressed up during the year-end Scholastic Book Fair to celebrate the success of the “Help West Project.” Books were purchased by students and their families to donate to West, Texas, to help their schools replace destroyed books. Shown in back is parent and book fair coordinator Maxie Beyer.
As the school year drew to a close, First Baptist Church School students from all grade levels dressed in fun costumes and participated in the “Help West Project,” a book drive to benefit the students and schools in West, Texas.
“The students had the opportunity to purchase books from the scholastic book fair for the schools devastated by the explosion in West, Texas,” school director Orpha Garcia said.
“These schools lost every book in their libraries, and we wanted to help them replace some of those books. One first-grade student even wrote and illustrated his own book and wanted to include it in our donation. We are thankful for God’s blessings on us, and we wanted to just share a blessing with our ‘friends’ in West, Texas too.”