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ABC11 Eyewitness News Participates In 2nd Annual Cooks For Books Fundraiser

RALEIGH, N.C. – ABC11 Eyewitness News (http://www.abc11.com) has announced that anchor Barbara Gibbs will participate in the 2nd annual “Cooks For Books” fundraiser benefiting the Garner Educational Foundation, to be held on Tuesday, Jan. 31 from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Garner TV and Appliance, located at 875 US Highway 70 W. in Garner, N.C. The event pairs local TV personalities and chefs in a cook-off competition to raise money for the Garner Education Foundation’s literacy programs. For more information about the “Cooks For Books” event and to purchase tickets, visit http://www.garnernc.gov/GEF/index.htm


“We are pleased to have Barbara participate in the “Cooks for Books” fundraiser,” said John Idler, president of ABC11 Eyewitness News. “ABC11 is committed to the communities we serve, and it is an honor to support The Garner Educational Foundation’s efforts to bolster and promote literacy and academic achievement in the area.”


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- The Garner Educational Foundation seeks to improve educational achievement among all students attending Garner-area public schools through activities that encourage communication and involvement between students, parents, school staff, and business and community leaders, and to support students and teachers in achieving success and recognition.


ABC11 Eyewitness News provides 33 hours of local news every week, serving more than 1 million households in a 23-county area in North Carolina and Virginia. Eyewitness News also provides news, weather and sports information 24 hours a day on ABC11.com as well as serving two additional digital channels, the HD Live Well Network on 11.2 (Time Warner Ch. 1112) and the Live Well Network on 11.3 (Time Warner Ch. 113). ABC11 WTVD is part of the Disney-ABC Television Group, which is home to all of The Walt Disney Company's worldwide entertainment and news television properties. For more information, go to http://www.abc11.com.

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