The Chosun Taekwondo Academy in Warwick, recently hosted their eighth annual Book and Bake Sale to raise money for the Warwick Lions Club/Rotary International holiday party for underprivileged children. Some funds are also earmarked for the event co-sponsor, the Warwick Historical Society.
The event was organized and executed by the Chosun Leadership Team, a group of youngsters within the academy whose mission it is to provide community service and enhance leadership skills by embracing the ancient creed of traditional taekwondo. Almost 10,000 books were donated by Warwick residents, with one-day sales generating significant proceeds.
Contributing sponsors for the event included: Warwick General Rentals, Warwick Valley Farmers’ Market, the Warwick Historical Society, Guardian Self-Storage, Frank’s Pizza, and CVS. On hand to encourage the success of the sale was Village of Warwick Mayor Michael Newhard, Warwick Town Supervisor Michael Sweeton and Lions Club Event Chairwoman Claire Gabelmann.