Proceeds will benefit the Warwick Lions Club and Rotary International holiday party for underprivileged children.
Funds were also earmarked for the Warwick Historical Society and maintenance of the 9/11 memorial in Veterans Park.
The event was organized and executed by the Chosun Leadership Team, a group of 21 young people within the academy whose mission it is to provide community service and leadership skills by embracing the ancient creed of traditional taekwondo.
Almost 10,000 books were donated by Warwick residents, with one-day sales generating more than $2,300.
Contributing sponsors for the event included: Warwick General Rentals, Warwick Valley Farmer’s Market, Warwick Historical Society, Etched-In-Time Engraving, Guardian Self-Storage, Frank’s Pizza and CVS.
On hand to encourage success of the sale were Town of Warwick Supervisor Michael Sweeton, Mayor Michael Newhard, Lions Club Event Chairwoman Claire Gabelmann and Rotary International officers Patti and David Dempster.
“The Chosun Taekwondo Academy Leadership Team is nothing short of amazing,” Gabelmann said. “The Chosun Book and Bake Sale has continuously generated significant funds for this worthy event. ”
For additional information regarding the Chosun Taekwondo Academy, call 986-2288 or visit www.chosuntkd.com.
– Roger Gavan