Just in time for Christmas, June Pugh will be signing her new book, A Donkey Tale, on Saturday, November 18 from 2 to 5 pm at Miss Mary Bobo’s Open House and Saturday, December 2, at 10 am and at 12 noon at the Moore County Library Christmas Tea. In 2010, June Pugh’s husband, Jim, was a supply pastor at Goosepond UMC. As the couple planned the cover for the Palm Sunday bulletin, they decided to use a picture of Jack, the pet donkey of a Goosepond member. The gentleman was on dialysis and too ill to attend church. His wife told the Pugh’s how thrilled he had been to share the bulletin with his friends at the dialysis clinic. This experience inspired A Donkey Tale, written by June Pugh and illustrated by Chelsea Conner, both of Lynchburg. Based on Luke 2:1-20 and Mark 11:1-10, a young donkey named Jackie asks his mama, Jennie, if donkeys can do important things. He learns an important lesson from his grandfather, Papa, who had carefully carried Mary to Bethlehem. He also learned that he would be called to serve when Jesus needed a donkey to ride into Jerusalem. June is a “refocused” psychiatric nurse. She has co-authored Nurse Manager: A Practical Guide to Better Employee Relations (W.B. Saunders) and is a regular contributor to the Moore County News. Chelsea is a student at Motlow State Community College, majoring in Early Childhood Education. She has a specific interest in art education. Although A Donkey Tale is appropriate for ages 3 to 10, many adults have enjoyed the Bible-based story with a unique perspective. It will be available for $10 at the book signings, at Nina’s on the Lynchburg Square and in the local author section at New Covenant Christian Bookstore in Shelbyville. Miss Bobo’s Open House, November 18, does not require a reservation. In addition to the book signing, Brooke Lindsey will have a Matilda Jane trunk show of clothing for women and girls and items for the home. There will also be discounts on fall and Christmas items in the Gift Shop. Tickets are now on sale at the Moore County Library for the Christmas in Lynchburg Christmas Tea, December 2. They are $10 per person and seating will be limited. The Turkey Creek Singers will perform at the 10 to 11 am seating. From 12 noon to 2 pm there will be Cookie House Decorating and a scavenger hunt. June Pugh will read A Donkey Tale at both seatings. Call 931-759- 7285.