Book drive hosted at FMS thru Feb. 21

Knox County Council Parent Teacher Association is hosting a gently-used book drive through Friday, Feb. 21, at Farragut Middle School.

The “For the Love of Books” drive is being conducted by Farragut resident Gerand Saffles, who serves as the Knox County Council PTA special events coordinator and also is a member of the FMS Parent Teacher Organization. She said the drive is being held in conjunction with Knox County Mayor Glenn Jacobs’ Read City USA initiative, by Knox County Council PTA and FMS PTO, and is being helped along by FMS principal Weston Edmonds and school staff.

“We are looking for books geared for fifth- through 10th-graders, which will then be donated to Vine Middle School,” said Saffles, who placed a box in the school lobby to collect books Monday, Feb. 10.

For more information, contact Saffles at