Kiwanis: Community Donates Hundreds Of Books

Kiwanis member Kristy Ortega surveys just a few of the hundreds of books donated by pancake breakfast diners. Photo by Morrie Pongratz
John Arrowsmith, chairman for the Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast May 2, says breakfast “customers” brought in boxes and boxes of books to pay for their pancakes.
All of the books were given to the Rio Arriba Independent Libraries. The current and retired directors of the El Rito Library were among those at the breakfast, and Arrowsmith said they were “very excited.”
Eighteen Kiwanis members and five Key Club members worked at the breakfast. Many people helped as Kiwanis filled Chris Ortega’s pickup truck with good reading ranging from popular novels to Weight Watchers manuals.
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