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The Crossvine Donates Classic Novels to Local Schools

This article originally appeared in Schertz Magazine
Jan 1 2018

The Crossvine is pleased to announce that the mixed-use, master-planned community in Schertz, Texas has donated over 50 copies of custom-designed editions of Walden and Pride & Prejudice to schools in the Schertz area. The donation is the second from the area community, complementing a 2015 initiative that brought Peter Pan and The Secret Garden to area schools and the Schertz Public Library.

"We originally started this program as a way to engage residents of The Crossvine with the lending libraries that we've constructed throughout our community, but we are happy to be able to promote the adventures of reading in the greater Schertz area as well," said Chris Price, developer of The Crossvine. "Over the past couple years, we've looked to foster a strong sense of community and connectivity throughout The Crossvine and Schertz, and these books are a part of that mission." The Crossvine's donation brings hardcover and softcover editions of both Walden and Pride & Prejudice to seven junior high, intermediate, and high schools - Founders Classical Academy, Barbara C. Jordan Intermediate School, Elaine S. Schlather Intermediate School, J. Frank Dobie Junior High, Ray D. Corbett Junior High, Byron P. Steele High School, and Samuel Clemens High School.

The Schertz Public Library also received two hard covers and six soft covers of each book; the books will join the previous Crossvine-designed editions of Peter Pan and The Secret Garden at the mixed-use, master-planned community's free-standing "lending library" boxes, which will be located throughout the community. The Crossvine has plans to continue creating custom books for both the community and for donation, rotating between books for younger and older audiences. 

The Crossvine's book donation complements a number of other community-focused initiatives designed to engage and foster long-lasting valuable interaction between The Crossvine and the surrounding area. For the past two years, The Crossvine has been the lead sponsor for the City of Schertz' Movies in the Park series, bringing family-friendly films and themed activities to the residents of Schertz. The Crossvine has given support to a number of military-focused nonprofit events, including the 2016 San Antonio National Veterans Day Run and 2017 DAV 5K. Since breaking ground in 2013, The Crossvine has become an important part of the Schertz landscape, and The Crossvine development team has worked closely with the City of Schertz to create a community that responds to the market and to the future vision of the South Schertz area. "The Crossvine is proud to call the city of Schertz home, and we are committed to being good neighbors and to bringing true value to this community," said Price.