Local Charlotte author of the children’s series “Elissa the Curious Snail” and the latest adult novel “The Five Barred Gate” Jeff S. Bray held a book signing and food drive event on Thursday, Nov. 7 at the Jourdanton Community Library. Kids who donated non-perishable food items received a free signed copy of Bray’s first book of the “Elissa the Curious Snail” series. The library still has a few copies left up for grabs for whoever brings in a non-perishable food item. In total, throughout the event, 227 lbs. of food were collected in donations and will go towards the Jourdanton ISD Food Locker Program, benefitting students in need so they don’t go hungry. You can purchase your copy of Bray’s “Elissa the Curious Snail” or “The Five Barred Gate” at the Jourdanton Community Library or on Amazon. Be sure to follow Jeff S. Bray on Facebook for more updates on his work and future events in the community.