Thanks to the efforts of sponsors, community volunteers and many enthusiastic children, Dog Ears Bookstore & Café held a successful second annual “I Read It” Run on Sunday, Sept. 25, in Cazenovia Park. Children at the event were able to run in age categories and earn prizes for crossing the finish line.
“The sponsors of the run are fantastic and help us build libraries for life as we gave away over 150 books at the event,” said Dog Ears Director Thomas McDonnell. “Our book distributor, Baker & Taylor, contacted many publishing companies on our behalf who donated all the books for the run. I would also like to extend a very special thank you to David Cully and Diane Mangan for making the necessary arrangements for the donations. They are absolutely committed to the importance of books and all that they have to offer!”
Baker & Taylor is a leading distributor of books, video and music products to libraries, institutions and retailers. For more information, please visit www.btol.com.
Other generous sponsors of the event included Crowley Webb, Mount Mercy Academy, Neil Farrell, Overdorf Insurance, Browne & Co., Michael Ryan, Wegmans, Sheehan Dental, Imperial Pizza, Ryan Purcell Run, Can U Dig It, Councilman Christopher Scanlon’s office and Ellicott Development.
Dog Ears Bookstore & Café is located at 688 Abbott Road in South Buffalo. For more information on the nonprofit community bookstore, please call 823-2665 or follow them on Facebook for frequent updates.