Most area elementary schools and some middle schools host a scholastic books fair once or twice each academic year. The fairs raise funds that often go directly into the media centers and libraries of each school.

Some schools hosts one evening shopping night, which allows for parents and guardians to shop with their students. Some schools encourage the adults to shop during the day with their students.

When your book fair time rolls around, check with your school for its family shopping schedule.

Riverside Elementary School hosts its Scholastic Books fair from Sept. 17-21.

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Shelter House, a safe haven for victims of domestic violence in Fort Walton Beach, has selected the Youth Village after-school program and summer camp as a pilot for the Peacemaker Program. This is a small-scale feasibility study to see how well the project will work.

Designed for children in grades kindergarten through eighth grade, the Youth Village program is designed to help students understand the importance of kindness and caring, sensitivity and love with family, friends and community.

Nellie’s Youth Village offers before- and after-school care in a safe and nurturing environment. Older students mentor younger ones, with an emphasis on continuing the lessons of school into everyday life.

For information about the Youth Village, contact Nellie Bogar through www.NelliesYouthVillage.org.

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The Emerald Coast Public Relations Foundation is again offering a $1,000 scholarship to graduating seniors who plan to pursue a college or university degree in public relations, communication, marketing or journalism.

Applicants must be high school seniors who reside in Okaloosa, Walton or Santa Rosa County. Deadline for application submission is March 1, 2019. Information and requirements can be found at www.ecpro.org.

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As part of the Sept. 9-15 Suicide Prevention Week, the Fort Walton Beach High School students raised awareness with a TAKE 5 campaign: students distributed fliers, stickers, signs and posters, which they created to help raise awareness and prevent teen suicides.

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