The Murfreesboro Woman's Club invites the public to shop at Barnes & Noble in the Avenue this Saturday. The group's new RESCUE READERS project furnishes books for local firefighters to give area youth who are victims of a fire.
Woman's Club Past President and Publicist Diane Summar said, "As you shop Barnes & Noble from 10AM to 4PM this Saturday, make it a point to tell them you are there to support the fire fighter's book give away."
She stressed, "That's only during that 10AM-4PM time frame and only if shoppers mention it."
Summar continued, "The Rescue Readers Project provides books for local first responders to distribute to children who are affected by fires or other emergencies. The books will provide comfort while they are in the most stressful of circumstances."
The Woman's Club of Murfreesboro is partnering with Rutherford County Fire and Rescue to raise funds for these books, which will be placed on county apparatus. County Fire and Rescue emergency vehicles will be parked in front of Barnes & Noble from 10AM-4PM this Saturday, and Chief Larry Farley along with other crew members will be reading stories.
Chief Farley noted, "To participate, all you have to do is shop! Bring your family and friends, finish your Mother's Day shopping, find that perfect gift for a graduate, a new read for yourself, or even grab a cup of coffee in the cafe! Just tell the cashier you are supporting the Woman's Club and a portion of the proceeds for those sales go to the organization."
The Woman's Club of Murfreesboro was incorporated and chartered in 1916. This July they will celebrate their 103rd anniversary of promoting reading, literacy and volunteer services for a wide variety of social needs in Rutherford county; such as The Rescue Readers Project. For more information about the Woman's Club history and efforts on behalf of our community, visit their website at https://womansclubmurfreesboro.org/