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School fundraisers kick off BOGO book sale

Donna Robinson, of Robinson & Associates, displays the 2012-13 BOGO book as schools superintendent David Jones looks on. Donna Robinson, of Robinson & Associates, displays the 2012-13 BOGO book as schools superintendent David Jones looks on.

The Henderson County Education Foundation in association with the county's public schools kicked off its 2012-13 BOGO book fundraiser last week with a vow to break the fundraising record and send $75,000 to schools.


"In 2008, we sold 12,000 books. That was the best year we had," said Education Foundation president Don Jones. "That was before the money problem. This year we're going to beat that."
The eighth annual BOGO book (buy one get one free) offers coupons at 41 restaurants, theaters, businesses and services including Hot Dog World, Chick-Fil-A, Flat Rock Playhouse, Community Co-Op, Marble Slab, Negozio's, Pro's Italian Dining, Sonic, Subway, Tarheel Lanes, TCBY, Blue Ridge Pizza Company, Blue Sky Safe and many others.
The books are available now at West Henderson High School, Rugby Middle School, Hendersonville Elementary School, the Community Foundation office, the school system's Central Office on Fourth Avenue and the Visitors Center. The Education Foundation will make the books available at all 23 Henderson County public schools. Jones recommended parents call the schools and encourage them to sell the coupon books.
Schools will get half the money from the sale of each book. If the Education Foundation reaches a goal of selling 15,000 BOGO books, schools would get $75,000. The Education Foundation gets $1 from each sale and the rest goes to prize money for sales competitions and to the BOGO printer Robinson & Associates of Taylors, S.C.