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Updated: 12/05/2017 09:09:21AM

Reading for a cause

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Big Brothers & Big Sisters Mentor Manager Mia Faulk, in the foreground on the right, rings up a customer at the Highlands Regional Medical Center Scholastic Book Fair on Monday. Proceeds would help raise funds for a lending library for Big Brothers & Big Sisters to read to their clients and their mentors.

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Mariana Delgado, Highlands Regional Medical Center employee, looks at a stationery set in a pouched fashioned to look like a Converse All-Star sneaker. She was one of dozens of people at a book fair that opened Monday in the hospital's conference room, across from the cafeteria. It will be open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. through Thursday, from 5-9 p.m. Thursday and from 8 a.m. until noon Friday.

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Melissa Martinez, who works in labor and delivery at Highlands Regional Medical Center, took her lunch hour along with her husband, Highlands County Sheriff’s Detective Jorge Martinez, to shop for books for their young ones. They were among dozens who took part in the book sale that started Monday and runs the rest of this week at the hospital to benefit Big Brothers & Big Sisters of Highlands County.

By PHIL ATTINGER

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SEBRING — People looking to inspire young readers this Christmas can do so this week at Highlands Regional Medical Center’s Scholastic Book Fair.

Proceeds of the sale, which will continue through noon Friday, will help supply books to fill a lending library at the Big Brothers Big Sisters office in Sebring. Shawn Beumel, community resource director for Big Brothers Big Sisters, said the event will sell books 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. through Thursday, 5-9 p.m. Thursday and again from 8 a.m. until noon Friday. The more books they sell, the greater percentage Scholastic Books will share with the organization.

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