Friday, June 24, 2016


Carriage Lane Presbyterian Church 

Peachtree City, Georgia

***November 4, 2016

Welcome to the Coweta-Fayette Literature Fair blog and announcement for our fall fair.  We are excited to offer a new fall date with some exciting changes.  This year our fair will have a theme:

Heroes & Villains 
The theme is simply to create interest around our fair and for decoration purposes.  While many books have both heroes and villains, we realize that your child may choose a book without this theme.  We encourage students to pick a book that sparks their imagination and pulls them into a world of wonder and learning.  

Registration for the 2016 Literature Fair will begin tomorrow, Saturday, June 25th, 2016 at the ENCHEA Round-up at Heatherwood Baptist Church.  Registration costs will be $10 per student with a $30 maximum cap per family.  Registration forms are attached to the information packet here:
  2016 Literature Fair Packet  and checks can be made out to and mailed to: 
Heather Smith
547 Minnie Sewell Rd.
Grantville, GA 30220

***This will be the 7th Year for the Coweta-Fayette Literature Fair!  Our leadership team for the fair will be retiring this year and we look forward to recruiting a group of servant leaders to take over this "bi-county reading adventure of love".  Will it be you?
Contact Denise Leak for more information:

Saturday, February 14, 2015

See you in Fall 2016!

     The most wonderful part of helping to coordinate the Literature Fair is definitely the children.  They are joyful, exuberant, helpful, and quick to offer their knowledge gained from reading their chosen books.  We are honored to serve your families. 
     We are taking a year off from hosting the fair in order to make some changes and hopefully encourage more participants in the fall of 2016.  As a final note, I'd like to share this memory from yesterday:

     As we left the building after the fair, this young man turned and said to me:

"I'll see you in two years!"  ~Jamie Stovall

Thank you, Jamie.
We look forward to serving you.

~Denise Leak

2015 Literature Fair Photos

2015 Literature Fair

     We gathered together on a briskly cold Friday morning to celebrate the love of literature.  The students and families trickled in at 9:15 am to set up their projects and begin their literature fair experience.  We hosted 4 judges this year and 14 students.  By comparison, this was our smallest fair yet.  However, the atmosphere was intimate with an opportunity to have longer conversations with parents, students and judges. 

Here are the winners of the 2015 Literature Fair:


Winston Gray: Matchlock Gun


Jacob Harris: Epic of Gilgamesh

Avery Pruett: The Chocolate Touch

Andrew Stovall: The Knight at Dawn


Joshua Leak: Redwall

Rachel Pike: Mr. Popper's Penguins

William Gray: Little Men


Annalie Harris: A Different Kind of Courage

Maddie Smith:  Treasure Island

Hailey Shaw:  Catching Fire


Addison & Joseph Stovall: The Hungry Catepillar

Anna & Thomas Stovall: The Lorax

Congratulations to everyone!
In an effort to polish and renew the Literature Fair, we are taking a year off in 2016.  We hope to return to serve our community in 2017.  As a reminder to ourselves and our participants, we are posting our mission statement.  It is our desire to see our students love to learn and have a opportunity to share their literature experiences with others.  We covet your prayers, your support, and your creative ideas as we look forward to the fair in 2017.

Our Mission Statement
The Coweta-Fayette Literature Fair exists to enable home school students to immerse themselves in quality literature; research an appropriate topic(s) associated with the literature; share their gained knowledge and completed work through written word, a display, and an interview with a judge; and experience success through the completion of required tasks, all within a Godly environment.

Friday, March 14, 2014

2014 Lit Fair Photos

2014 Coweta-Fayette Literature Fair

     Winter was very hard on the Literature Fair this year and the ice storm in February caused us to reschedule the fair.  We moved the date to March 14th, 2014. 

      We were delighted to welcome 24 students to the fair this year with age ranges from 1st to 8th grade.  Colorful balloons greeted the students as they checked in for set-up.  Each grade division was designated by a color to allow for ease in locating students.
     This year, we had a special musical guest to serenade us during the judging hours.  Mr. Ethan Leak, a homeschool freshman, graciously played both guitar and piano during our fair.  We are grateful and hope to welcome him back another time.

     The judges lamented over the scores and had many "very close" numbers in the student grading sheets.  The students are required to complete several categories in order to compete for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place ribbons. 

     Each student was a winner for participating and working to present his/her project at the fair. 

     Here is a list of the 2014 1st-3rd place ribbon winners:

2nd-3rd Grade:
1st Place: Laura Snyder, Anne of Green Gables
2nd Place: Jacob Harris, Moby Dick
3rd Place: Vogan Cott, The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe 

4th-6th Grade:
1st Place: Annalie Harris, Ender's Game
2nd Place: Jack Bradfield, Trojan War
3rd Place: William Gray, In the Year of the Boar & Jackie Robinson

7th Grade:
1st Place: Margi Latta, The Fast and the Furriest
2nd Place: Noah Sweatman, Heat
3rd Place: Jonathan Snyder, Secret of the Andes

8th Grade:
1st Place: Daniel Greco, The Hunger Games
2nd Place: Miranda Reed, A Christmas Carol
3rd Place: Laken Rice, The Hunger Games

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Beginnings ...

With the start of the new school year, we begin to think ahead to our next Literature Fair in 2014.  We must begin reading, planning, and working our projects.  So, I was naturally reminded of a different beginning - the beginning of our very first literature fair.  It was small, sweet, and relaxed with just a handful of kids.  With each year we have steadily grown - up to 80 kids, which is fine.  But small, sweet beginnings are good, too.  

If you are interested in beginning a literature fair for your homeschool group or even for your family, an e-book has been made available for you to purchase, taking much of the leg work out for you. Wishing you a blessed beginning!