GROTON -- The annual public meeting of the Big Book: Pages for Peace Foundation will be held on Monday, Oct. 28, at 7 p.m. in the Groton-Dunstable Middle School South's Library. Attendees will be updated on the final steps of the project and its expected completion date in 2014.
The Big Book: Pages for Peace Foundation is the charitable 501C3 arm of the Big Book: Pages for Peace Project, which was begun in the fall of 2004 by middle school teacher Betsy Sawyer and a dedicated group of fifth graders, who set out to make the biggest book in the world about peace.
During the last 10 years, more than 200 students have taken part in the educational project. They have received letters and art from more than 3,000 people around the world, from students, veterans, statesmen, peace activists, refugees, 9/11 first responders and Nobel Laureates. The group has been invited to the United Nations each year to mark the International Day of Peace, and to update the world youth conference, as to the state of their project.