Kids visit college, celebrate reading

Kids get high fives as they arrive at the college.Storybook characters green first-grade students as they get off the bus at Madras COCC for the Rotary-sponsored Gift of Literacy event. Some 40 volunteers from the community read with kids, author Eric Kimmel spoke to them, then adults shared a free barbecue lunch with students. Besides featuring books and reading, the event introduces children to the idea of college, by letting them be "college students" for the day.


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