Division Avenue High School partnered with Barnes & Noble in Carle Place Thursday night to raise money for the Division Avenue PTSA Scholarship Fund.
The fundraiser was part of a series of fundraisers that Barnes & Noble does with different schools in the area. Store patrons were given a red sticker by Division Avenue PTSA members upon their entry into the store. The sticker told cashiers to donate part of the patron's purchase to the scholarship fund.
The fundraiser was paired with a book talk from local author Caroline Bock. Bock spoke about her book "LIE," written about the 2008 killing of an Ecuadorian immigrant in Patchogue.
The Division Avenue community's presence was everywhere at the fundraiser. Members of the school's orchestra and choir performed a set of holiday songs on the store's second floor, while members of the football team and honor society read stories to children. School principal Dr. Francesco Ianni contributed by getting behind the Starbucks counter inside the store and serving patrons. Artwork from students was also on display, and a scavenger hunt was planned for younger children.
The Levittown School District will hold its Adopt-A-Family night this upcoming Monday at the Levittown Memorial Education Center starting at 6 p.m. Event organizers estimate that the drive will serve 180 families in the Levittown school district this holiday season.