The second morning session welcomed 261 kids from 3 schools at the ECC. On Thursday, 99 kids at Oakridge Elementary School enjoyed the reading and book handout program. Finally, on Friday, 290 kids from 2 schools gathered at Red Pine Elementary School or Wescott Library for their reading program. Read kids read!
Friday, April 30, 2010
Reading books for 1,000 kids
On Wednesday morning, the Eagan Rotary club began its annual reading program at the Eagan Community center. The first of five groups consisted of 274 first graders from 4 elementary schools gathered in the ECC gymnasium to meet the Minnesota Twins baseball mascot, "TC Bear." Judging by the loud voices, many of them are Twins baseball fans. Then students broke into 20 groups of about 20 kids where an Eagan Rotarian or other volunteer read two books. Dentist Glenn Perkins read to this group. Bused back to their schools, all the kids each later received their own book.