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Cookies for Kids will be hosting two holiday book signings by author Kathryn E. Darden in Nashville during the Christmas season. The organization has been given a storefront at Hickory Hollow Mall where they will sell gourmet cookies, do gift wrapping, and other special activities including Darden’s book signings.
Darden will be signing copies of her books The Mayberry Poem – A Tribute to Mayberry andHow to Promote Your Book on a Shoestring Budget on Wednesday night, December 17 at 5 PM, and again on Monday afternoon, December 22 at 2PM. The Cookies for Kids event will raise funds for Special Spaces, an organization that helps terminally ill children.
“I love ‘The Andy Griffith Show,’ says Cookies for Kids organizer and Special Spaces fundraiser Rick Frogge. “You always remember Andy giving Opie the big lecture about donating to charity and helping others. Opie only gave three cents to his class charity but Opie was saving money to buy his little girlfriend a coat because her family was poor. The message of almost every Christmas show, the underlying meaning was trying to help others. That’s what Cookies for Kids is all about. We try to help kids that are critically ill.”
Rick says in addition to selling cookies, books and gift wrapping, volunteers will also be accepting donations for the charity Special Spaces. “For any dontion of $1 or more, we’ll be glad to give you a bag of fresh gourmet cookies.”
The Mayberry Poem – A Tribute to Mayberry is a compilation of poetry about “The Andy Griffith Show.” Each poem pays tribute to a character, episode, or theme from “The Andy Griffith Show” or simply honors the fictional town of Mayberry itself with its small-town values and simple “good ole’ days” way of life. The poems range from humorous limericks to thought-provoking verses about the things that still make Mayberry resonate with viewers today. The book contains 204 poems about Mayberry written by over 60 different poets from 20 states as well as Washington, D.C. It also features photographs of Mount Airy, NC, the town where Andy Griffith grew up and which inspired Mayberry.
How to Promote Your Book on a Shoestring Budget takes authors step by step, through developing a marketing strategy, writing a press release, contacting the media, setting up a book signing, and much, much more.
Call 615-662-6212 for more information or email Mayberry Poem.
If you cannot visit Cookies for Kids and want to order your copy of the 2008 The Mayberry Poem – A Tribute to Mayberry. please fill out theOrder Form and send your check or money order for $15.90 (plus Tennessee sales tax, if applicable) to:
Christian Activities Publications
P.O. Box 210182
Nashville, TN 37221-0182
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Other Mayberry Links:
Mayberry Days Book Signings at Mayberry on Main
The Mayberry Poem – A Tribute to Mayberry Reviews
The Mayberry Poem – A Tribute to Mayberry
Romance in Mayberry – Poetry
Christmas in Mayberry – Poetry
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