We're NOT racing this year..but there's still a party!

Sunday, September 16 @ 11:30 a.m.

Picnic & Party on the Lawn!

@ Church of the Holy Communion, 4645 Walnut Grove Road

Food - Games - Face Painting - Balloon Artist - Music - Door Prizes

You’ll get a commemorative race T shirt, plenty to eat and time to enjoy the fun and fellowship.

If you can’t attend the party, sign up as a spirit participant, sponsor a child or make a donation.

Sign up today and help make a difference in the lives of Shelby County children and youth.

All proceeds go to Books from Birth and the Emmanuel Center

The eighth annual Book It will be different....and far easier on the feet!

Church of the Holy Communion and St. Mary's Episcopal School are building a new gymnasium and wellness center. With our construction project taking up so much of our space, Church of the Holy Communion will host the Book It Zero K this year.

Over the past seven years, the Book It has raised $176,600.00 that has been split evenly between the Emmanuel Center and Books from Birth.

Since Books from Birth and the Emmanuel Center don't take a year off from their good work, we're inviting all to join us for a picnic and party on the church lawn so we can continue to support them through our year of construction. The children and youth from the Emmanuel Center will join the fun as we celebrate Books from Birth and the Emmanuel Center and the generosity of our many longtime sponsors, participants & volunteers.

Books from Birth, now a program of Porter-Leath, promotes kindergarten readiness for children from birth until age five by providing a new age-appropriate book each month at no cost to the family. Presently, the the program boasts more than 47,000 children from across Shelby County, which represents over 70% of Shelby County's children under five. As the local and largest affiliate of Dolly Parton's Imagination Library and in partnership with the Governor's Books from Birth Foundation, Books from Birth creates literacy connections for families. These connections inspire nurturing bonds between caregivers and children and help provide preschoolers the foundation they need for future academic success.

The Emmanuel Center, Inc. serves more than 2,000 individuals each year through programs that inspire spiritual, physical and educational growth. The Emmanuel Center serves people who live in some of the poorest communities in the nation and its mission is to equip individuals to reach their God given potential. Our vision is hope, education and success for all children. The Emmanuel Center is changing lives and feels blessed to provide resources to the underprivileged. They know that these resources propel people out of poverty and into greatness.