Books-Blankets-Bears: A Special Literacy Event

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Parker Family Resource Center in partnership with Fruit Ridge Elementary School, Girl Scout Troop 160, and Faith Presbyterian Church, sponsored “Books-Blankets-Bears” on April 27. The event for 35 students was held at Fruit Ridge Elementary School and included students from a local shelter, the community and the school’s START program. The students had fun picking out books, choosing their own special bear and cozy blanket, participating in art activities, and snacking on yummy refreshments.

Special thanks go to Fruit Ridge Principal Yee Yang and his staff, who provided space and event support; DiAnne Brown and the Faith Presbyterian Church, who provided the snuggly plush bears, drinks for the event, and wonderful helpers; and Lisa Andrus and Girl Scout Troop 160, which provided blankets decorated by the Troop, conducted the fun art activities, brought snacks, and donated almost 400 books. The books not only went to the event participants but also to Fruit Ridge Elementary, which received over 300 books. In addition, books were donated to a local family shelter.