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December 9, 2005

Valdosta - Books, books, and more books. "We have about 1,500 books for sale," said Linda Williams, Media Specialist.

Berrien High School is clearing out the old to make way for the new. "The books are priced from 50 cent to $5.00," said Williams.

The school got more than $320,000 from the U.S. Department of Education to buy new books for the library.  "Usually, schools are required to donate their old books because they were bought with state funds," said Williams.

But BHS wanted to do something different. "We've received permission to have this one time sale with all proceeds going to Pass Christian High School," said Williams.

The Mississippi school was wiped out by Hurricane Katrina. "It was just totally devastated, the architect said the building was totally destroyed," said Randy Steven.

Berrien High has already raised about $2,000 for Pass Christian High.  "We have very compassionate students," said Mike Parker, Principal.

Now they're hoping this event will double that total. "It's going to be a tremendous help towards educating those students and getting the school back on track," said Steven.

The book sale is from 9:00 Saturday morning until 1:00 at the Berrien High School Media Center.

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