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Great gift from Perry Fair and Parade

South Perry Cafe owner Geoff White and Grant Elementary teacher Kris Gladeau hold the $1,000 check that was donated to Grant Elementary's library program from the proceeds of the 2010 South Perry Fair and Parade. (Pia Hallenberg)
South Perry Cafe owner Geoff White and Grant Elementary teacher Kris Gladeau hold the $1,000 check that was donated to Grant Elementary's library program from the proceeds of the 2010 South Perry Fair and Parade. (Pia Hallenberg)

The proceeds from this year's South Perry Fair and Parade were designated to the Martin Luther King Jr. Center and to Grant Elementary School's PAWS program. On Tuesday night at the South Perry Business and Neighborhood Association, Kris Gladeau, a teacher at Grant, received $1,000 toaward purchasing new books for the school library.

"This means so much, it really is a great gift," said Gladeau, looking at the check. "It has been years since we have been able to buy any new books. It's like our fiction section is all classics."

Gladeau said she'll ask the students which kinds of books they are interested in and then create a purchase list from there.



Pia Hallenberg
Pia Hallenberg joined The Spokesman-Review in 2004. She is currently a reporter for the City Desk covering Spokane Valley city hall and community news. She also writes news features about people and events.

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