The 24,786 members of Region 6 PTA (Jordan District) contributed 222,860 hours of service to schools last year - a contribution worth more than $700,000 if the hours were paid at minimum wage.

Sixty-five local PTA units in the district are sponsoring book fairs, giving support to libraries, helping operate self-esteem programs and doing dozens of other things to enrich and bolster school programs, said Sandy Hawkins, regional director.She reported Tuesday evening to the Jordan School Board.