Looking for a good book and a family-friendly event to help relieve the winter blues? On Sunday, March 10, 2013, customers who shop at Barnes & Noble, located at 3111 South Veterans Pkwy in Springfield, can buy their books, cards, coffee and enjoy fun activities while supporting a good cause. A portion of sales from the day will be shared with Gateway Foundation Springfield, a non-profit alcohol and drug abuse treatment provider serving the Springfield area.
Throughout the day, activities will be taking place that entertain and inform. Gateway Foundation counselors will be on hand to answer questions about alcohol and drug abuse and treatment options available. Book fair activities are scheduled as follows:
1-2 p.m. Family Hour activities will include story reading, clowns handing out balloons, face painting and a door prize drawing for Barnes & Noble gift cards.
2-3 p.m. Gateway Foundation Substance Abuse Counselor Jackie Thompson will inform customers about alcohol abuse.
3-4 p.m. Family Hour activities will consist of story reading, face painting and a door prize drawing for Barnes & Noble gift cards.
4-5 p.m. Gateway Foundation Substance Abuse Counselor John Dunlap will educate customers about drug trends, including synthetic drugs like K2 and bath salts.