Book Bash 2017, a celebration event for those that helped donate more than 26,000 books to students in need, will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 20 at Maryland Elementary School, 2754 Maryland Ave., Bexley.

The celebration will feature a silent auction including items such as Kings Island tickets, a football signed by Terrelle Pryor, a Mackinac Island vacation and gift cards. Food trucks and guest authors will be present.

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Bexley students
earn music honors

Joseph and Nicole Lin of Bexley recently competed in the Columbus Music Teachers Association Competition.

Joseph, a seventh-grader at Bexley Middle School, placed first in Intermediate Division, and his sister Nicole, a sixth-grader at Maryland Elementary School, finished second in the same competition for Intermediate Strings. Both study violin with Tatiana Hanna and piano with Paula Radzynski.

Connells gives
back to schools

Connells Maple Lee Flowers & Gifts will return a percentage of online prom sales to participating area high schools in the form of cash or flowers.

For total sales of $2,500 or more, schools will earn 15 percent; for sales less than $2,500, they will earn 10 percent. The schools can use the reimbursed cash or flowers at their discretion.

Prom season has begun and continues into early June. Connells Maple Lee has compiled a list of high schools and dates of their proms in the seven counties in which the company operates.

Prom-goers can select their school from a drop-down menu at, then shop for corsages and boutonnieres.

Schools can register for the program by having one of its prom organizers contact Jaime Kevles at jaime.kevles@

Connells Maple Lee has stores at 3014 E. Broad St., Bexley; 2033 Stringtown Road, Grove City; and 8573 Owenfield Drive, Powell.

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