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    Sunday, June 16, 2024

    Chamber donates Stonington pop-up books to elementary school families

    The cover of the “Pop-Up Book of Stonington.” (Courtesy of the Ocean Community Chamber of Commerce)

    Stonington — The Ocean Community Chamber of Commerce Foundation has donated 600 copies of its "Pop-Up Book of Stonington" to elementary school families in town.

    Chamber President Lisa Konicki said the books were distributed at West Vine Street and Deans Mill schools last Friday and also will be distributed to Pine Point School and St. Michael School families and Stonington students who attend the Regional Multicultural Magnet School in New London.  

    "It's about wanting children and families to appreciate their community. We wanted to foster pride in the community with this book and I think we've done that," Konicki said Tuesday about the reasons behind donating the book, which sells for $40. "It appeals to all ages and it gets kids unplugged."

    Konicki said that when the chamber foundation published its Westerly pop-up book, it donated a similar number of copies to families of Westerly students in kindergarten through fifth grade. 

    The chamber foundation recently announced that it also has donated more than $35,000 in profits from sales of the "Pop-Up Book of Stonington" to a wide variety of local organizations, with more donations to come.

    The chamber printed 4,000 copies of the Stonington book, which was released before Christmas. Information on where to buy the book can be found at oceanchamber.org/occc-event-registration.

    Pages feature the Old Lighthouse Museum in the “Pop-Up Book of Stonington.” (Courtesy of the Ocean Community Chamber of Commerce)

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