County Kids Read 10th Anniversary Open House

We had a great turn-out for our Open House on Sunday, September 29 in the County Kids Read book room. We are very grateful to our community for its ongoing interest in and enthusiastic support for our program. At this event we formally launched our new logo, designed by Kato Wake, and shown below in the photos on our 10th anniversary cake. Mayor Steve Ferguson and Councillors Phil St. Jean and Bill Roberts attended and made a surprise presentation of a certificate of appreciation to Anne Preston for County Kids Read’s work to improve child literacy in Prince Edward County. The door prize draw for the beautiful reading quilt from the Mary Pease quilt collection was made by former Principal of Queen Elizabeth School, Paul Pickard. The lucky winner of the quilt was Susan Steele. Congratulations, Susan!

County Kids Read Donation Jar Campaign

Shown below from left to right are Janet Marrisen from Wellington Lions Club  with Anne Preston and Wendy Matthews from County Kids Read at the launch the donation jar campaign.

The campaign will run through the month of August. Jars have been placed at various businesses and vendors throughout the County. The money collected from the donation jar campaign will be used by County Kids Read to purchase books for their program.


One Hundred People Who Care

On Monday, July 29, at the celebration of giving and receiving, County Kids Read received a gift of $11,300 from 100 People Who Care Prince Edward. This is a significant gift and will help greatly with the work County Kids Reads does in the community. In the photo from left to right are: Peta Shelton, Sarah Crawford, Duncan Payne, Sandy Norval, Wendy Matthews, Anne Preston, Bill Roberts, David Fox and Janna Smith, Executive Director of the Arts Council.

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