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Phi Kappa Phi to treat even more kids to free books during G.H.O.S.T.

In addition to the usual candy and other treats, the hundreds of kids expected to attend Austin Peays annual G.H.O.S.T. event will kick off their Halloween with something that starts with a Boo! B-o-o-k-s, that is.

G.H.O.S.T. (Great Halloween Options for Safe Trick or Treating), an event sponsored by the Student Government Association, will be held 6-8 p.m., Friday, Oct. 29, at APSU.
In addition to the usual candy and other treats, the hundreds of kids expected to attend Austin Peay's annual G.H.O.S.T. event will kick off their Halloween with something that starts with a “Boo!” B-o-o-k-s, that is.

G.H.O.S.T. (Great Halloween Options for Safe Trick or Treating), an event sponsored by the Student Government Association, will be held 6-8 p.m., Friday, Oct. 29, at APSU.

Thanks to the University's chapter of the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, children trick-or-treating on campus that night also will receive age-appropriate books through PKP's literacy project, “Candy for the Mind.”

Last year, the chapter gave away 350 books. This year, Dr. Linda Thompson, professor of nursing and president of Phi Kappa Phi, would like to see them give away 700-1,000. She is asking everyone to donate new or like-new children's books or money for the project.

“We need books for children from 6 months to 15 years old,” says Thompson. “Last year, we especially were short of books for children younger than 2 and older than 9.”

To participate, place your books in the collection box on the first floor of APSU's Woodward Library, or bring them to Thompson's office in the McReynolds Building, room 103. Donated books should cost no more than $5 each.

The chapter also is accepting monetary donations. Please send your donation to Dr. Linda Thompson, APSU, School of Nursing, P.O. Box 4658, Clarksville, TN 37044.

The deadline for all book and monetary donations is Wednesday, Oct. 27.
—Rebecca Mackey