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In its 9th year, LBAR continues book presentations to local elementary schools in Harrison County

This school year Realtors representing the Lexington-Bluegrass Association of REALTORS® (LBAR) visited the public elementary schools in Harrison County including Eastside Elementary, Northside Elementary, Southside Elementary, and Westside Elementary and presented a book. Each school received The Day the Crayons Quit by esteemed author Drew Daywalt and acclaimed illustrator Oliver Jeffers. In The Day the Crayons Quit poor Duncan just wants to color, but when he opens his box of crayons, he finds only letters, all saying the same thing. His crayons have had enough; they quit!

In its ninth year, Melissa Poynter, the chair of the LBAR community education task force, has continued to lead this project. Realtors Nancy Allison, Shannon Allison, Aimee Davis and Linda Lewis delivered the book and read to a group of students during library class. This contribution to Harrison County is part of a larger donation to the public elementary schools in the Bluegrass region —LBAR will be presenting the book to over 140 elementary schools in 22 counties. The project is part of LBAR’s goal to become involved with the area’s school systems in innovative ways that will positively shape the future of our community’s children.

As the region’s leading advocate for homeownership, Lexington-Bluegrass Association of REALTORS® (LBAR) understands the value and joy of owning a home. LBAR represents more than 2,800 REALTORS® located in Anderson, Bath, Bell, Bourbon, Clark, Clay, Elliott, Fayette, Franklin, Harrison, Jackson, Jessamine, Knox, Laurel, Menifee, Montgomery, Nicholas, Powell, Rowan, Scott, Whitley, and Woodford Counties. Visit or call 859-276-3503 for buying and selling resources and real estate listings. For additional information please contact Elaine Hangis, LBAR Chief Executive Officer (859-276-3503 or via e-mail,

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