Monday, October 25, 2010

Celebration of BLUE Week!

WOW!!! What a fantastic turnout for the Meet the Author, Joyce Hostetter event yesterday at Reformation Lutheran Church. Almost 300 people came to the program which was sponsored by the Alexander Friends of the Library.

The author's reception was the culmination of weeks of book talks in the middle and high schools about the novel, BLUE. Mrs. Hostetter's historical fiction tale is told from the perspective of a young, tough-as-nails girl in 1944 Hickory, NC named Ann Fay Honeycutt. Ann Fay endures many hardships, but her spunk and spirit are inspirational.

Several of those in attendance at the program were AIG students who prepared very informative posterboards and powerpoints on many maladies through the ages. Great job, students! And you teachers - Melinda Glenn and Kelly This - were awesome to incorporate the novel into such innovative projects!

Somebody stop my exclamations!!!!!!!!!!!!

Nah, you need to know how exciting all this has been for me. And it's not finished yet!

This Thursday brings two productions of the play, BLUE, to the Alexander Central Auditorium. The play is adapted from the novel by Lamar Mitchell and Guy Guarino. CAST, a children's theatre of the Catawba Valley, is putting on the production.

We will have a very special guest in the audience at the second show that afternoon. ;)

The play is sponsored by the Alexander County Library and is free, but seats are limited. If you are interested in attending check with me at the library at 632-4058 or with dwaine coley at the high school (632-1366) to see if we have seats left.

Hope to see you soon!

Miss Mel

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