9 Year Old Raising Money to Honor His Grandmother 

After a family friend passed away a nine year old was given a couple of hundred books and told he could do what he wanted with them.Instead of selling them at a yard sale and taking the money to spend on an upcoming trip to Disney, Tommy Hosmer decided to do something else.And he’s doing it to help others and honor his Grandmother at the same time.” I decided to have a book sale and then all of the money I raised would go to Cancer Care of Maine in my Mimi Linda’s name.”She died from Ovarian Cancer after a long fight, so now he’s going to sell those book and about two thousand more that have been donated to him.” I decided to have a raffle and I was thinking that I could raffle off my autographed Jim Rice ball,” Tommy said, ” But then my Papa said ‘Just instead of a baseball how about a book’ and it’s a Stephen King Limited Edition, Black House.”It’s book number 1441 of just 1520, and it’s been signed by King himself along with co-author Peter Straub and artist Rick Berry.With raffle tickets at five dollars apiece it doesn’t seem like it’s set in how much money he could raise.” Um, I was thinking like five hundred dollars”But what has set in is how much this soon to be fifth grader can accomplish.” He’s not only learned about collecting money,” said his mother Bobbi, ” But he’s learned a lot as far as the kindness of strangers and how one act of kindness spreads from a nine year old starting this to how much he’s received he’s learned how good people can be.”But for Tommy it’s helping deal with the loss of his Mimi.” It takes some of the sad away and I like, I feel good because I’m doing something not just for Mimi but a lot of other people that have cancer.”The book sale will be this Saturday from 8 until 4.It will be held in the Weight Watchers parking lot on the corner of Stillwater Avenue and the Kittredge Road in Bangor.If it rains it will be held Sunday.The raffle will be drawn on August 27th.For more information you can call 947-8103.