WICHITA FALLS (KFDX/KJTL) — The 23rd annual Wichita Adult Literacy Council Book Fair got underway Thursday, March 2, 2023 at the MPEC with an early bird night.

Folks were able to get the first pick for just $10, and teachers got in free with an ID. Carla Arinder, executive director of the Wichita Adult Literacy Council, said big crowds like the one they saw Thursday are important to help them continue their mission.

“For us, it is our largest fundraiser, so we are so appreciative when we have a crowd like this because it just means we get to continue doing what we do for the community, which is providing educational tutoring and services,” said Arinder.

Admission will be free Friday, March 3 and Saturday, March 4. On Saturday, they will have the WFISD food truck, stories with Backdoor Theatre, and performances from Hirschi’s Jazz Band.

When you go, make sure you use the west entrance to the MPEC.