MayFest in Odessa

 MayFest in Odessa 2018 is almost here!!

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Every summer we reach more than 700 children with our Summer Reading Program which helps them maintain their reading skills and avoid declining competence known as the “summer slide”. Literacy is more important now then ever and our goal is to help our community in the best way we can.

The Corbit-Calloway Memorial Library hosts an annual community fair called “MayFest in Odessa” on the first Saturday of every May. This event features outdoor crafters, vendors, food, games and prizes for kids. We also have live music, a petting zoo, wandering costumed characters, a gigantic book sale, and an exciting huge raffle. All proceeds benefit our annual Summer Reading Program. About 1000 people come throughout the day to enjoy our events.

Interested in coming as a vendor? Email for more information!

An aspect which makes our fundraiser such a success is all the community volunteers who come and help that day. Local high school students, adults and community members all join us in our quest to raise funds for our Summer Reading Program. If you would like to volunteer or donate any services please email Volunteer responsibilities include but are not limited to helping set up tents, tables, unload vendor cars, supervise game stations, sell tickets, sell books, sell food, break down tents and tables, cars, and break down kids games.

We are asking our community to help the library and help local children by being a sponsor. Please consider a donation of cash or an item for our raffle, to help keep our children reading all summer.  We need all items donated by April 1, 2018.

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