Meet 12-year-old Peggy Noodle, the new kid on the block who’s teaching the neighborhood that there is more to her than meets the eye after she’s shown the ways of the hoop by an elderly neighbor. “Peggy Noodle, Hula Hoop Queen” is a children’s book written by Dolly Dozier and illustrated by Monica Wyrick and to kick off the launch The Apex Herald reports that they’re having a hula hoop contest tomorrow. Peak City Publishing and The Halle Cultural Arts Center are are rounding things up at 2 p.m. in Apex with the first of three free events in the “Tri-City Hoopla.” The Hoopla will feature The Pickle Mama’s, who will demonstrate and teach attendees to hula hoop, a hooping contest presided by local celebrity judges, and, of course, a book signing with the author and illustrator. Dozier is a lifelong storyteller with an overactive imagination and great appreciation of language. As a result, she’s never bored. She is a big community volunteer, and a firm believer that the world is what you make it. Dolly lives in the wilds of central North Carolina. The book is available on Amazon.