Book Sale for Make-A-Wish to be Held June 21-23

An Upper Nazareth Township family will hold a three-day book sale from June 21 to 23; all proceeds will benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Greater Pennsylvania.

The Ohrwashel family of  will hold a book sale -- the sixth sale the family has planned -- on June 21, 22 and 23.

All proceeds during the three-day sale, which is being spearheaded by  graduate , will benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Greater Pennsylvania.

A variety of books are available for purchase, including new and used, children and adult, fiction and non-fiction. Books will be sold for 50 cents to $1.

The Ohrwashel home is at 143 First St., in Farmview Estates, between the high school and . After turning onto Farmview Road from Tatamy Road, take the first left onto First Street.

The sale will be held during the following dates and times:

  • Thursday, June 21, 5 to 8 p.m.
  • Friday, June 22, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Saturday, June 23, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

More than $20,000 has been raised for the Make-A-Wish Foundation in the book sale's first five years, according to Monique Ohrwashel, Kendall's mother.

During the summer of 2011, the Ohrwashels and an army of volunteers raised about $5,000 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation -- enough money to fully grant the wish of one child and partially fund a wish for a second.

In addition to raising money for Make-A-Wish, about 5,000 books were donated to the Cops 'n' Kids Literacy Program.

In addition, about 10,000 adult books were donated to the Men of Retirement Age (MORA) Club of Bethlehem. The club then held a book sale fundraiser during the  Summer Festival. All proceeds benefited the hospital.

For more information on the Ohrwashels and how they are involved with the Make-A-Wish Foundation, read:


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